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This weeks question is a fun one, and also meaningful! In todays cosmopolitan world there is no shortage of paid and often expensive classes, courses and workshops that can teach you anything you can imagine. University is of course the epitome of an institutional and often expensive education, but is it the best? Is 4 years of formal education really worth it, and how does it compare to learning via YouTube videos? You don't get a certificate from YouTube, but you do get one from University, but does it really matter? Is it more important to have a piece of paper, and does that improve your chances of being successful in your chosen field.

To put it another way, we could ask, is University still as important as it once was? Should we embrace technology even further to include virtual reality and augmented reality as a teaching tool as a potential replacement to classroom teaching or do we need that physical contact to really learn?

This week your answer can be from personal experience or just your own opinion. Maybe you have been to University and can share whether you think it was worth the money and time, and if it helped you in life? Maybe you have learned a skill on Youtube that you feel was better than any teacher had previously taught?! These days there are some pretty amazing people and even teachers on Youtube who are explaining certain things way better than any teacher I ever had! As a scientist I particularly enjoy watching YouTube videos from the Royal Institution Lectures on many subjects including quantum physics and biology. Whatever you have to say on the subject, we want to hear it, and feel free to share one or more of your favourite educational videos from YouTube!


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here's my response to this weeks question on Universities vs Youtube - great question!

University was fun, but I have learned so much from Youtube. I vote Youtube.

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SUCH a huge and important question!! It's time education EVOLVED!

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Wow. I will love to participate before I short of Resource Credit. I'm going via video 📹 and also writing ✍️ on a very educating article soon. thank you @ecotrain

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Here is mine....... My contribution to the Question..

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This time really excited to see what people think about this topic.. Much fun ...

oh yes! This question is a real banger!
Here is my entry

This was a pertinent one, because it's something that has come up in our household just recently.

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A lot of my skills are self taught. You can indebt yourself and go to school for years, but even there they don't teach you everything. A lot of what I learnt after Cegep was fromYT and then practice. Practice and dling, talking with experts, and having mentors. You can't use YT alone, and you can't use University alone. You need practice and experience, and mentors will teach you things no one else will. It is less expensive you go out there and start doing. But you need to know the basics at least. I think some fields require University, and others only need some YT.

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I also made a video content about this topic. :)

I hope I am not too late
Here are my thoughts on this question... something I have discussed with friends and The Hubs in great length... but no worries, this is the readers digest version :)

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