YouTube to Invest $20 Million in Educational Content

Campus Technology: YouTube, a Google company, has announced plans to invest $20 million in YouTube Learning, an initiative hinted at during the summer. The goal: "to support education-focused creators and expert organizations that create and curate high-quality learning content on the video site." Funding will be spent on supporting video creators who want to produce education series and wooing other education video providers to the site.

According to an update on priorities for the year, posted this week by YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, a portion of the investment will go to a learning fund set aside for "creators" who want to build multi-session educational content for the site. Eligible participants for the latest funding round must have at least one YouTube channel with a minimum of 25,000 subscribers.

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