YouTube for Schools Encourages Multimedia Viewing for Learning

 - Dec 17, 2011
References: youtube & laughingsquid
Parents who think that YouTube is too distracting for children better get use to it being around now that the YouTube for Schools is going to be launched.

The video-sharing website is looking to put the company into the education system with YouTube for Schools so that multimedia can be utilized as a learning tool. Thousands of educational clips will be available from YouTube EDU that will include lectures from organizations such as Stanford, PBS and TED. Of course, the question is whether or not the students will be distracted by looking clips of the Biebs dancing around to his songs. The popular video search engine has solved this problem because YouTube EDU will only allow students to watch videos from that site. Comments and related videos will be disabled and the search is only limited to the content of the site.

It'll be interesting to see how effective this service is.