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YouTube seeking education video 'gurus'

Published on Sep 22, 2012 3:01 PM
 
A screenshot of the "YouTube Next EDU Gurus" page. YouTube on Friday was searching for education "gurus" with knowledge to impart to fast-growing ranks of students turning to online videos for lessons. -- PHOTO: YOUTUBE

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - YouTube on Friday was searching for education "gurus" with knowledge to impart to fast-growing ranks of students turning to online videos for lessons.

The globally popular Google-owned video-sharing venue teamed with Internet education innovator Khan Academy to find, train and promote 10 "super-talented and engaging content creators." "We have seen the demand for educational videos on YouTube growing extremely quickly," YouTube Education team leader Angela Lin told AFP.

"Education channels at YouTube are attracting huge, loyal audiences." YouTube has more than 900 education channel partners including organisers of TED conferences renowned for captivating talks devoted to "ideas worth spreading."

People interested in being among the 10 "YouTube Next EDU Gurus" can find details online at youtube.com/yt/creators and must apply by the end of Oct 1 in California.

 
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