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Wednesday, November 16, 2011
YouTube Offers Pilot Program To Access Educational Content
YouTube is offering a pilot program to help schools access educational videos without subjecting students to inappropriate content. Even if your school blocks the site at the domain level those who sign up to particpate in the program will be directed to educational content from such groups as BBC Earth, the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian to name a few. In addition the sites will block access to comment fields or videos that are not considered educational. Up until recently the program's content was more focused to higher education (sure you can check out the lectures from MIT, UCLA, U.C. Berkeley etc) and the only exception was the Khan Academy videos which are aimed at K-12, however, the program is adding lots more content focused on the K-12 curriculum. Check out the program by going to YouTube.com/education.