Google-owned YouTube Monday announced an investment of 20 million U.S. dollars in educational content and creators to expand its initiative to support people across the world in sharing knowledge and pursuing learning on the platform.
The company also said it will partner with third-party studios and networks such as Goodwill and Year Up to create videos that teach career skills. Its major partners include leading online learning platforms, like edX, a non-profit offering courses from the world’s best universities and institutions, and OpenClassrooms, an education platform based in France. The Google subsidiary held YouTube EduCon conferences in California, Mexico, and Brazil to connect EduTubers with new resources in 2018. In a further push for its global education efforts for next year, YouTube said it plans to expand YouTube EduCon to Europe and Asia, starting with India in December and the UK in February 2019.