Educators are giving YouTube — long dismissed as a storehouse of whimsical, time-wasting and occasionally distasteful videos — another look. As Google, YouTube’s parent company, fine-tunes a portal that lets schools limit students’ access to selected content, the video-sharing Web site is gaining popularity as a trove of free educational materials.
Today, our first foray into education content, the 3 million+ viral hit “Fear the Boom and Bust” is headlining the front page of YouTube.com/edu! Emergent Order is in the process of developing a new wave of entertaining, original content aimed at transforming economics education as part of our EconStories initiative. Keynes vs. Hayek is just the beginning.
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