YouTube has been in the press a lot as of late, there are many a bad thing with YouTube, however, like Twitter, I think it’s on par as one of the best free social media learning platforms. The wealth of information on YouTube is in it’s abundance. Controversial, but if you have AdBlock, then watching YouTube is a breeze. Although, I’d certainly argue that even without AdBlock, it’s worth watching an advert in return for learning.
My main problem with YouTube is it’s pretty saturated, finding a good YouTube channel with a host you like is hard work. You could have a very clued up teacher at school, but if you didn’t get on with him/her, then you will not learn. Teachers have got to be friendly/approachable and they have to teach well. Getting information across through a computer screen is a lot harder than in a class room, it’s a one way channel.
Another rating factor is aftercare. YouTube channel creators that reply to comments after helping people out are priceless. If you have a question about something they mentioned and you cannot find the answer for it, it’s pretty disheartening. We are going to write about premium courses in the nest few weeks and the bonus with those is they have online forums, so you will almost always get your question answered.
Here we will list our favourite YouTube channels.