Learning & Skilling through Youtube

Learning & Skilling through Youtube

Learning & Skilling through Youtube

Written By: / Articles / Wednesday, 13 July 2022 18:13

At a moment when people around the world are spending more time at home, many of us are coping with the suspension of everyday activities, like going to school, buying a coffee, or even getting a haircut. Our new reality of doing almost everything at home is challenging for almost everyone. The quarantine season due to Covid pandemic has forced many of us to live a stay –at –home life. Fortunately, time to learn something new. Many of us are enjoying this time as watching Netflix, playing games, scrolling media, doing Tiktok and other things online which is really a fun way to pass your time at home. But still there is always a way out for creative people as they tends to get bore very easily and start seeking for new ways to spend their time productively. If you’re also getting bore from this Netflix –Routine and want to explore some cool skills set for yourself, then we have this crazy and useful list of skills to learn from YouTube. From cooking crazily, to doing DIY from waste bottles, spinning a ball on fingers and taking perfect selfies, we have lots more cool options to give a boost to your creative mind. So millions of people are seizing the opportunity to learn new things and tackle tasks they used to outsource. Watch time trends around learning on YouTube are proof of this. While tutorials and how-to videos have always been popular on YouTube, in recent weeks. Here are three YouTube behaviors we’ve seen emerge while much of the world has been on lockdown.
It’s no secret that this is a turning point for online education, as students everywhere adapt to school closures. In response, parents are looking to YouTube to help instruct and entertain their children. And often, they’re learning something new themselves. From channels that offer daily live stream lessons and math tutorials to lesson planning tips from experienced home educators, average daily views of videos with “home school” or “home school” in the title have increased over 120% globally since March 13, 2020.Families with older children are consulting YouTube learning resources, like practical science that combine teachable moments with creators’ unique expertise. And parents and students who yearn for adventure are embracing  VR field trips to explore immersive experiences, like butterfly migrations and Tasmanian devil feeding frenzies, safely from their living rooms. People are also seeking help with more practical tasks. Global Google searches for “how to cut your own hair” and “hair clippers” grew globally by over 40% and 100%, respectively, between the last week of March and the first week of April 2022. YouTube creators are helping to meet viewers’ increasing need for at-home grooming assistance by sharing their experiences and tips on everything from DIY haircuts to salon nails.  And while cooking has always been popular on YouTube, people are watching this genre at a rate more than 45% higher than the same period last year, turning to creators for help on everything from fast and easy meals to gourmet cuisine and specialty baking. Finally, with daily commutes, social gatherings, and sporting events on hold, people are devoting their time at home to personal projects and skill development.
For many, these pursuits are brand new. We’ve seen global watch time of how-to videos containing “for beginners” or “step by step” in the title increase more than 65% year over year. Which topics are people gravitating toward? They range from popular pastimes to niche endeavors. For example, watch time of tutorial videos about guitar have seen a 40% increase globally year over year. And worldwide, average daily views of content about making sourdough have spiked 260% since March 15, compared to average daily views for the rest of the year. According to recent research, 73% of US adults use YouTube. So, if your content is on the platform, it has the potential to reach huge numbers of people. For businesses, in particular, YouTube is becoming more and more of a must-have rather than a nice-to-have. But it’s not suitable for every type of organization or video. There may be no reason to upload your internal training videos to YouTube, for example. However, that doesn’t mean that the video-hosting giant isn’t useful to you. YouTube creators know what makes a good video. While you may not be creating videos for the same reasons, many principles that successful You Tubers use can be applied to your videos too.
YouTube is by far the world’s most popular video site. YouTube reports that: Over 800 million unique users visit YouTube each month. Over 4 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube. YouTube is localized in 43 countries and across 60 languages. In 2011, YouTube had more than 1 trillion views or around 140 views for every person on Earth.72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. That last metric stating that 72 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute should generate eureka squeals of joy from learning content developers. Sure, a lot of those videos feature musical performances by rock-star wannabes and cats doing funny things, but there are a huge number of videos on content topics relevant to workplace learning. A YouTube search for “Safety Training” returns 56,000 results. A search for “Management Skills” returns 36,600 results. A search for “Business Writing” returns 57,000 results. A search for “MS Excel 2010 Tutorial” returns 40,200 results. The volume of content available on YouTube frees training departments from having to reinvent the wheel. Rather than focusing on creating content, they can instead focus their efforts on finding the best existing content to provide to learners. Because there’s so much content on YouTube, it isn’t an effective learning strategy to say to learners “why don’t you go to YouTube and watch a few videos about project management?” The learner shouldn’t be required to sort through dozens of videos before finding relevant content. A more efficient approach is to find and integrate good YouTube content into your learning management system and ultimately into learning paths. Chances are, your learning management system will allow you to link to YouTube videos which will open in a new window. This approach will display the comments posted by people on YouTube and will allow your learners to comment as well if they wish. Even if you’re hard at work creating proprietary learning content, you can quickly create and make available effective and entertaining content that will help your learners acquire new skills.
More subscribers have started using YouTube as a marketing channel and given the large audience base, perhaps it is time that we took a closer look at some of the negative effects of YouTube as well as the long-term impact on people at large. Some of the negative effects of You Tube are (i) Videos posted on sites like YouTube are rarely vetted until much later and by then, the damage is already done. Videos containing real-life gratuitous violence and even sex are certainly not allowed on this platform and yet, despite this, several users post videos on the same niche which makes it all the more difficult just to see how YouTube is planning to handle this.(ii) When you post a video online, on sites like YouTube, it becomes the property of everyone. In other words, it is in the public domain and others can download it and even reuse the video for there is nothing to prevent them from doing so. If they should attempt to do so, you can file a suit against them and in all probability, YouTube will get dragged in as well. The point is that this is but one of the several breaches of copyright issue that YouTube is currently facing at the moment, with no end in sight.(iii) This is sad but true; of late, YouTube or rather its users are generating a lot of buzz by uploading content that promotes hate or violence. Such videos usually get uploaded a few months before some election or the other. The fact is that the said video has the power to influence so many, and there is not much that YouTube can do to prevent the same is dangerous and serious enough.(iv) It has been discovered by YouTube that some of its users, minors especially, are uploading content directly onto the platform. It has been determined that some of the content uploaded is being done so without the consent of parents. This poses a problem for both YouTube and the associated minors, which is why YouTube may be updating their terms of service page at the earliest.
Given this, more subscribers have started using YouTube as a marketing channel and given the large audience base, perhaps it is time that we took a closer look at some of the positive and negative effects of YouTube as well as the long-term impact on people at large.Misleading information: Videos posted on sites like YouTube are rarely vetted until much later and by then, the damage is already done. Videos containing real-life gratuitous violence and even sex are certainly not allowed on this platform and yet, despite this, several users post videos on the same niche which makes it all the more difficult just to see how YouTube is planning to handle this.
Technology and learning has become closer in the last few years. With the development of modern Internet, corporate sector has completely changed its face – including the way business is conducted, how employees engage with people and how they learn. Video lessons are being utilized for training within the corporate sector – in classroom lectures, institutional promos, bulletins as well as newsletters. The most comprehensive library of educational videos – YouTube, is leading the charge as the most versatile medium for disseminating video content in classroom as well as for self-paced learning. So we should use this judiciously.

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Sanjenbam Jugeshwor Singh

Sanjenbam Jugeshwor Singh

Sanjenbam Jugeshwor Singh is a regular contributor of Imphal Times. He writes about Science and Technology and Environmental issues. Jugeshwor can be reached at: [email protected] Or WhatsApp’s No: 9612891339.

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