Stephen Downes

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In retrospect, the fact that Nigerian engineering students are turning to YouTube tutorials from Indian teachers is not surprising. But what should be noted is that these tutorials are an important part of these students' education. "During my days as an engineering undergraduate, what was taught to us in classes did not do enough to help students have a deeper understanding of our courses. Indian YouTubers helped bridge that gap and made a difference," electronics engineer Fasominu Oluwafemi, who studied at the Bells University of Technology in Ogun, told Rest of World. At a certain point, you would have to expect the economics to shift, with the videos forming the primary part of the education, and the in-person instruction employed only on an as-needed basis.

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