Google has launched a new feature on YouTube to help students and teachers trapped at home during a lockdown due to a coronovirus outbreak. Dubbed as YouTube Learning, the new feature features curriculum-relevant topics from YouTube’s education-focused creators such as Physics, Mathematics and Biology, Language Studies, Study Hack, and more. Users can access YouTube Learning on mobile as well as desktop using the Explore tab.
According to YouTube, in addition to course-relevant topics, Youtube learning There are also video resources on topics related to photography and yoga. Google has said that its new feature will work for those who are students and who want to learn new skills.
YouTube Learning has received content in English and Hindi, with the company promising to add Tamil, Telegu, Marathi, Bengali and other languages soon.
To help teachers and students, Google has made available the Google Suite video conferencing platform free of cost to G Suite and G Suite to Google customers, as of September 2020. It enables up to 250 participants in a single video-conference. . The company has also trained teachers from over 250 schools in the use of this equipment.
The company has also launched a EDU Hub, Featuring a collection of resources that help to get started with distance learning. To help children learn the steps to be taken during the outbreak of COVID-19, Google has released children’s books from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Chhota Bheem on its reading app Bolo.
In addition, Google is also The launch A new kids section on its Play Store that will have “teacher approved” apps. Apps are said to follow high-standards to ensure that apps are suitable for children. The company said the kids section was scheduled to launch later this year, but due to the ongoing coronovirus crisis, it was launched early to help children as they are spending more time at home. The Kids section will first arrive in the US, followed by an international rollout.