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We all have heard of the archaic thumb rule that our parents have conditioned us to believe: Pay attention in class and more than half of the learning battle is won. Weren’t those words extremely annoying during the growing up years? But once you sit down and rationally think about it, it makes sense, doesn’t it? The problem arises when students are struggling to understand concepts in class despite paying close attention. The reason could be anything. Maybe it’s that strict math teacher who’s too difficult to approach or just the plain fact that you find it challenging to grasp some subjects.  So, how do we tackle this situation?

The Solution: YouTube Videos For Learning

Video lectures that explain concepts in an easy-to-understand manner are the smartest way at our disposal. A multitude of options on YouTube and similar platforms exist across the web, which contains a vast database of videos to help students reach their full potential. Using YouTube videos for learning stimulates and engages students, thus maintaining their interest for longer periods of time. It is an innovative and effective hack to learn the required curriculum content. Here are a few reasons why you should incorporate videos in your learning process.

  • Reliving the classroom experience

Remember Hermione from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series? She’s probably the least hated nerd of all time, who ingeniously uses Dumbledore’s time turner to attend classes she might have missed. Sadly, we don’t live in the world of fantasy; but we do have the ability to revisit classes in our special way. If you are learning a concept for the first time or are just revising it, video lectures help recreate the scenario of a teacher sincerely explaining concepts to you as in a classroom.

  • Simplified concepts for better understanding

Most students cannot cope up with the pace at which the lectures are conducted. The sessions are either fast and difficult to understand, fondly called bouncers, or are drudgingly slow paced and not stimulating enough. There’s very little processing time given to students to deal with the idea. But with the vast variety of videos online, you are guaranteed to find something tailor-made for you. These online tutorials have the unique benefit of containing graphical illustrations and animations to enhance the capability of a student to understand and grasp a concept. One video that is absolutely recommended to every student, regardless of their stream of education, is by Jonathan Jarvis and Bloomberg Television titled The European Debt Crisis Visualized Bloomberg Business. It explains the recent crisis in the Eurozone, centered on the defaulting economy of Greece in a clear, lucid way. Watch it here.

  • Convenient, accessible, anytime learning

The biggest advantage of using YouTube videos for learning is their ease of accessibility. Additionally, they are available at all times at the touch of a button and also turn out to be a cost-effective medium. Unless you want to risk the fury of your teachers when you call them in the middle of the night to clear a doubt, all you need to do is fire up your laptop and search for a video online.

Burning the midnight oil to finish a tough assignment is the story of a quintessential student who’s trying hard to excel in academics. Thanks to the advent of technology and blessing of high-speed internet, help is never far away.

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