YouTube A source of knowledge and ultimate ideas – Pakistan Today | Team Cansler

YouTube is the second largest social media platform after Facebook. It was invented in 2005 and bought by Google in 2006. It is a video sharing search engine available in almost a hundred countries. People from all over the world upload videos of their choice and attract viewers with their interests. Since its invention, it has become the second largest search engine after Google. It offers movies, songs, news, comedy, science and technology, and educational material that appeals to people of all ages. According to Statista 2022, more than 206 billion people worldwide use YouTube once a month. The report also found that people watch this channel for billions of hours and generate billions of dollars. It has also been claimed that YouTube has generated $19.7 billion in revenue in the current year.

According to the Statista report, most YouTube users are in the 15-35 age group and the majority of them are from India, estimated at 467 million, followed by the US. It was announced that most YouTube traffic comes from the US at 16.4 percent, followed by India at 9.9 percent and Japan at 4.8 percent.

More than 70 percent of people watch YouTube on their mobile devices. The ratio of males to females on YouTube is 11:9. A report also noted that 54 percent of them are male and 46 percent are female. The most watched channels on YouTube belong to the comedy with 77 percent of the users. The report also found that each visitor reviews an average of nine pages once they enter YouTube. According to the 2022 Statista report, YouTube has more than 5.1 million active channels offering various programs. It’s amazing that YouTube has 100+ local versions in 80+ languages.

In the age of digital transformation, YouTube gained tremendous fame solely during the pandemic when classroom education switched to online mode. People now preferred smart learning techniques to visiting institutions in person. YouTube opened a new horizon in education. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), Edx, Udacity, and others have transformed online courses that can be accessed through YouTube. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford have already put their courses online, which can be accessed via YouTube. It has a wide variety of content, from entertainment to education.

Many experts have started channels offering online lectures and tutorials. YouTube is a source of income for technical, vocational and professional education. Now people in various disciplines are preparing online courses and uploading them to their channels, which attracts millions of users. The world has become a global village; Whatever is happening in other corners, you will find it on YouTube. It’s an excellent source of information. MIT and Harvard Universities have become an active part of edX for online lectures available to students of all ages.

YouTube has had a significant impact on student education and learning experiences. Someone rightly said that you never get bored with YouTube. Students from different disciplines should make positive use of it. Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, has expressed on her YouTube website that “Our hope is to support those who use YouTube to share their knowledge with the world and the millions of users who come to our platform come to learn”.

Free education is everyone’s need and YouTube plays a huge role in free education. Some informative search engines that offer comprehensive courses through YouTube are Canvas Network, Coursera, Cognitive Class, Inversity, Future Learn, Khan Academy, Kadenze, Udemy and Udacity etc. These courses offer online learning, consulting, diplomas and degrees. In recent years, the use of audiovisual material has made teaching methods more effective, and today’s generations are showing great interest in this intelligent learning.

YouTube is undoubtedly a place for smart learning. To make it more effective, students should take quality courses that will enhance their educational and career growth.

YouTube is a source of entertainment, information, current notoriety, and most importantly, an educational platform. It depends on the human mind what they should choose. Although it has some negative aspects like watching movies, dramas and sports, if we use it for educational purpose it will make us competitive in different fields.

The majority of the courses cost a lot, but YouTube is a free institution that offers extensive courses without spending a penny. Merely reading and remembering from textbooks is not a good idea. It’s YouTube that makes you a critical thinker and teacher in your subject. YouTube uses education and teaching in the classroom. It helps with your pedagogical skills and shows which courses are fruitful for our students and make them creative and active learners.

YouTube has had a significant impact on student education and learning experiences. Someone rightly said that you never get bored with YouTube. Students from different disciplines should make positive use of it. Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, has expressed on her YouTube website that “Our hope is to support those who use YouTube to share their knowledge with the world and the millions of users who come to our platform come to learn”.

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