CULTURE Modern youth take to studying on Bilibili video-sharing website


Modern youth take to studying on Bilibili video-sharing website

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22:48, July 16, 2021

Educational knowledge and learning classes on Bilibili video sharing website are proving a popular draw with Chinese students.

Viewing of Bilibili courses peaks every evening before exams as hundreds of thousands of students share wishes in comments and messages that are projected publicly on a screen during the live classes.

It is young people’s thirst for accuracy and depth of knowledge that has made it a habit for them to study on Bilibili.

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The site has gained popularity as contemporary young people seek to acquire knowledge through a different method and mentality compared to previous generations.

Young people today are no longer satisfied with superficial knowledge and have a stronger yen for in-depth, precise information.

The surging popularity of public educational courses has attracted well-known professors to open channels on Bilibili and meet young people's desire for a higher level of professional knowledge.

For example, Philip Zimbardo, professor emeritus at Stanford University who became known for his 1971 Stanford prison experiment, joined Bilibili in May.

The world-renowned psychologist was not only welcomed by on-screen comments by young viewers but also by Chinese scholars.

Bilibili teachers also try their best to break out of the traditional spoon-feeding education methodology.

They not only give full consideration to young people’s preferences, but also reasonably balance the professional and fun aspects of their courses.

(Compiled by Wang Yushuo)

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