There’s a whole host of educational videos out there. From Sal Khan’s famous set of instructional video lessons to the one-off videos by individuals … there’s a lot to sort through. So where do you start? If you’re like me, you go straight over to the king of all video sites, YouTube. They have a dedicated education section (YouTube EDU) where they have a curated list of resources.
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From the YouTube education channels to the videos to users … there’s a lot there. I figured it’d be easier to get you started (and less scared of the overwhelming wall of video) by showcasing the top channels and other parts of YouTube you may not find by just surfing the web / YouTube.
To begin, here’s the top YouTube Education Channels, sorted by category:
University & College
NPTEL – 10,843 videos
This channel provides technical lectures from all seven Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
UC Berkeley – 5,082 videos
The University of California, Berkeley is the preeminent public research and teaching institution in the nation. From classic literature to emerging technologies, the curricula of our 130 academic departments span the wide world of thought and knowledge. Supported by the people of California, the university has embraced public service as an essential part of its mission since 1868.
MIT – 2,470 videos
The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.
Stanford University – 1,747 videos
The Stanford Channel on YouTube is an archive of videos from schools, departments, and programs across the university highlighting faculty lectures, events, news, and more.
Hoopla Kidz- 122 videos
Hooplakidz is an online channel dedicated to animated nursery rhymes and stories designed to entertain and educate children between the ages of 2 and 8.
Space Lab – 235 videos
The coolest space and science facts, courtesy of YouTube!
Sesame Street – 1,329 videos
Sesame Street combed through their video library for the best classic Sesame Street video clips featuring Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, and the rest of the fuzzy, feathered, and googly-eyed friends you remember from childhood.
Khan Academy – 3,308 videos
From the channel: “It is our mission to provide a world-class education to anyone, anywhere. With this in mind, we want to share our content with whoever may find it useful.”
Animal Planet TV – 2,636 videos
Animal Planet is the world’s only entertainment brand that immerses viewers in the full range of life in the animal kingdom with rich, deep content via multiple platforms and offers animal lovers and pet owners access to a centralized online, television and mobile community for immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment, information and enrichment.
Google Developers - 1,589 videos
Talks, screencasts, interviews, and more relevant to Google’s developer products.
Justin Sandercoe – 370 videos
All of Justin’s videos are embedded into his website, so it will be a lot easier to find what you are looking for there.
Big Think – 9,207 videos
A knowledge forum featuring the ideas, lessons, stories and advice of leading experts from around the world.