YouTube launches an ad-free video player for education2022-09-08 18:47 by Daniela
YouTube will offer a stripped-down version of its site tailored for schools and colleges, an attempt to get a foothold in the market for digital education tools.
The video giant plans to license this service, called Player for Education, to education technology companies, which can then filter YouTube's enormous library with different restrictions. The service won't run advertisements or serve video recommendations.
To start, the company is partnering with established edtech companies in the U.S. including EDpuzzle, Purdue University and Purdue Global. YouTube Player for Education will also improve upon the existing YouTube embedded player in Google Classroom for an even better YouTube experience.
"Every day, teachers, and students across the globe are using YouTube to learn, and YouTube Player for Education will help further learning in educational settings by allowing students to engage with new subjects distraction-free," Edpuzzle CEO Quim Sabria said.
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