There is a reason why learning through a teacher is always considered to be easier than learning yourself, be it from books or guides. We, as human beings, are wired to learn better when taught by another person, who can explain concepts and answer any questions the pupils might have.
There is a certain transformative power associated with an effective teacher.
You can find the full courseware about almost anything you want to learn online, but understanding it is another matter. There are a number of great online learning platforms that offer paid as well as free courses, but what better resource to learn online than YouTube?
It is free, easy to use, doesn’t even require a sign-up, and is accessible from every corner of the world.
Just a while ago, we covered “6 of the best YouTube channels for learning about Science”. Now, we are focusing on some of the best YouTube channels learning about Technology.
Total Views: 38 Million+
PCWizKids is a channel for true PC geeks. It takes a brief look at the components that make your computer, even instructing you on building your very own PC.
There are helpful guides for overclocking your computer’s CPU, removing nasty trojans, spyware, and viruses, basic tips and tutorials about Windows, and more. You can also check out reviews for the latest CPUs and graphic cards.
Total Views: 43 Million+
Google’s very own Tech Talks channel is dedicated to covering topics of technical interests. It invites some of the world’s top experts from a wide range of fields in the technology spectrum to give their views and share their knowledge.
Their videos are mostly around the one hour mark, while some can also run for over 90 minutes. Although the channel mostly focuses on technology, it also covers Current Affairs, Science, Medicine, Engineering, Business, Humanities, Law, Entertainment, and the Arts.
Subscribers: 1.3 Million+
Total Views: 148 Million+
TechQuickie, aptly named, uploads short 5-6 minutes videos explaining basic technology concepts and the workings behind technologies, new and old alike.
Wanna learn how Wi-Fi works on an Airplane? Don’t know the difference between Intel’s i3, i5, and i7 processors? What is Raspberry Pi really? You can learn the answer to all these and a lot more in just a few minutes through TechQuickie’s channel.
Total Views: 5.1 Million+
The MITCSAIL YouTube channel is dedicated to covering research conducted by MIT’s very own Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Their videos are barely a couple of minutes in length and focus on futuristic technologies, like mood-reading wearables, mind-reading technologies, amazing new AI assistants, incredible robots, etc.
Some of their most popular videos include one on capturing a complete human figure through a wall using RF signals and a drone autonomously avoiding obstacles at 30 miles per hour.
Subscribers: 1.5 Million +
Total Views: 328 Million+
There are tons of great YouTube channels to learn programming but with over a million subscribers and 4,000+ videos, The New Boston is easily one of the best. Their videos range from 5-15 minutes and are neatly sorted into playlists depending on what programming language you want to learn.
There are also courses for Android App development, web design, game development, graphic design, and networking.
6. Adam Khoury
Total Views: 25 Million+
7. Khan Academy
Subscribers: 3 Million+
Total Views: 1 Billion+
Khan Academy, a non-profit educational organization, uploads all the videos from their own educational portal to YouTube. Their courses are created by experts and of top-notch quality.
Although they focus on a wide range of topics, you can narrow down the courses related to Technology using their YouTube playlists. Some of their best playlists related to Technology include Computer Science and Cryptography, both of which have over 300,000 views each.
They also have a great course on animation, made in collaboration with Pixar. The best thing about Khan Academy is the way all their topics tie in. For example, if you are learning a course about animation and there is a Physics concept that you don’t understand, they will simply provide a link to their course on that topic.