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"Study God" on Youtube Korea

Web 2.0 | 2008/12/03 01:08 | Web 2.0 Asia

Youtube Korea lauched a video channel dedicated to college prep tutorials, being taught by a group of renowned instructors - dubbed as "Gong Shin", meaning "Study God" in Korean. The "Study Gods" are well known for their academic capabilities and college test prep know-hows. 

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As well known, Korea is one of those countries where what college you went to plays a decisive role in securing good jobs. Consequently, too many highschool students vie for too few spots at top schools - and naturally cram schools and personal instructors abound, and believe it or not, sometimes proximity to good cram schools can drive local house prices. 

In that sense, Youtube's Study God channel can be a great levelizer. Youtube Study God channel is a free service to everyone who has access to the internet, and in Korea (fortunately), even the less privileged kids have relatively easy access to high speed internet. This will help making good test-prep content available to more students, not only the privileged students who can afford such content. If one of the virtues of the internet is to create a level playing field, what area would be more socially beneficial to have a level playing field than education? 
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