Crash Course's goal is to provide entertaining, high quality, education to the entire world for free...no big.
Hank and John Green have been making online video since 2007 and now have over 1500 videos on YouTube between them that, combined, have been viewed more than 500,000,000 times.
In 2011, when YouTube asked the brothers what they'd do with a grant from Google, they decided to go with their strengths and create a series of videos teaching high school and college-level courses for free on YouTube.
Almost two years later, they've taught world history, American history, literature, ecology, biology, and chemistry. Also, the Google money is running out. Google's goal was to create self-sustaining content and, well, it turns out complicated videos about the Mongol empire or chemical bonding models don't tend to go viral.
Self-sustaining tends to mean "gets so many views that the content pays for itself with ads." Our hope is that there's another model, and that Crash Course can exist because people want it to. And they want it bad enough that they'll pay to support it.
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