learning conducted via electronic media, typically on the Internet.“successful e-learning depends on the self-motivation of individuals to study effectively”
In recent years YouTube has become the most famous video sharing and virtual entertainment website. E-learning videos are a very good tool to learn various subjects, because they make the learning process easier and more fun. Difficult topics can be visually explained to help people understand them.
YouTube is easy to get into, easy to use, search for topics, etc. There is a vast amount of information uploaded daily. Some better than other. Due to the nature of the website this information is easily accessible everywhere on all platforms. Because you can access this information anywhere at any time it is perfect at allowing you to learn at your own pace.
You can come back to a particular video and continue where you have left off. Makes the learning process less stressful. You can pause or go back when needed if you have missed something you would like to take a note of. All these videos could easily be made into a playlist for easier access or shared with others. There are plenty of channels on YouTube dedicated to teaching various topics.
Some of those channels :
…and many more.
Recording classroom lessons is something which is becoming popular in America. Students can watch the video from a particular lesson they have missed a part of or have been ill and need to catch up.
Some interesting YouTube statistics
- YouTube has over a billion users – almost a third of all people on the Internet – and every day, people watch hundreds of millions of hours of YouTube videos and generate billions of views.
- YouTube overall, and even YouTube on mobile alone, reaches more 18-34 and 18-49 year-olds than any cable network in the U.S.
- The number of hours people spend watching videos (aka watch time) on YouTube has increased by 60% y/y, the fastest growth seen in 2 years.
- The number of people watching YouTube each day has increased by 40% y/y since March 2014.
- The number of users coming to YouTube who start at the YouTube homepage, similar to the way they might turn on their TV, has increased by more than 3x y/y.
- 80% of YouTube’s views are from outside of the U.S.
- YouTube has launched local versions in more than 70 countries.
- You can navigate YouTube in a total of 76 different languages (covering 95% of the Internet population).
- On mobile, the average viewing session is now more than 40 minutes, that’s an increase of more than 50% y/y.
- The number of hours people spent watching videos on mobile has increased by 100% y/y.
- More than half of YouTube views come from mobile devices.