Top 5 Emerging Education Channels on YouTube

/ Sep 7, 2014


It’s that time of year again. The kids are heading back to school. And you know what that means: back-to-school shopping season is in full effect.

To honor the annual tradition, we asked YouTube analytics provider Outrigger Media and agency DigitasLBi to provide us with insights on the top, emerging education channels on YouTube.

Because while plenty of people visit YouTube to be entertained, many also seek out content on the site that fulfills a certain interest or passion — and the desire to learn something is certainly one of them.

“What’s interesting about education-geared channels on YouTube is how many different niche areas and content creators you can find,” says Jenna Camann, account director, Social.Content, at DigitasLBi. Essentially, there is something for everyone on YouTube. And this makes it possible for communities to form — communities of “learners who may otherwise be disconnected by traditional means of education.”

For brands interested in the education vertical, there is a great opportunity to partner with or become a content creator on YouTube, adds Camann. Because it’s a vertical that consists of highly engaged viewers and influential content creators, it also opens up the opportunity for brands to have a “deeper dialogue” with the consumer.

So, who are some of the top emerging creators that brands should look to partner with?

5. SavingsExperiment

  • SlateScore: 206
  • Total Subs: 1,218
  • Monthly Views: 22,800

“The Savings Experiment” is a how-to series created by Daily Finance that dishes out simple tips on how to save money on various things, from shopping for fall clothes to body wash and bar soap.

4. ELearnBox

  • SlateScore: 269
  • Total Subs: 1,436
  • Monthly Views: 266,430

ELearnBox offers educational songs and videos for pre-school and younger kids to watch and sing along. From classic nursery rhymes to original songs about learning the alphabet, colors, and other subjects, this channel does it all via animated videos.

3. SuperAudioKids

  • SlateScore: 425
  • Total Subs: 8,150
  • Monthly Views: 801,210

It appears that nursery rhymes are hot on YouTube right now, as SuperAudioKids also devotes its content to the pre-school and younger set. Considering it is back-to-school season, it makes sense that such channels would be piping hot on YouTube right now.

2. BrainCraftVideo 

  • SlateScore: 448
  • Total Subs: 33,162
  • Monthly Views: 190,500

With this week’s topic being educational YouTube videos, you just knew at some point PBS Digital Studios was going to show up. “BrainCraft,” a series written and hosted by Vanessa Hill, is part of PBS’ YouTube channel network. The show takes a deep dive on the most interesting part of the human body — the brain — to answer questions on why we act the way we do.

1. SciShowSpace 

  • SlateScore: 564
  • Total Subs: 208,105
  • Monthly Views: 972,600

“Sci Show Space” is a web series focused on everything beyond the Earth. From facts about astronomy and cosmology, to the latest bits of space news, this show and channel covers it all.

Data as of September 3, 2014.


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