Prodeus is a chrome extension to track your time learning on YouTube to earn your free degree. The makers behind this extension offer ProDegrees to the users who use this extension to track and finish educational video lessons on YouTube. As per the website, ProDegrees are professional certification that reflects your progress from apprenticeship to mastery.
The whole process is really simple and straightforward. All you have to do is find the education videos and lectures of your interests on YouTube and log that into this extension as your course. As per the categories I found in the extension, it seems to offer degree certification in Arts & Design, Computer Science, Business, Academics, and Lifestyle. You can start classes of subcategories like Blockchain under Computer Science and finish them off to get your degree certification.
Track Your Time Learning on YouTube to Earn Your Free Degree
To track your time learning on Youtube and earn a free degree for it, get the Produs extension from here. This extension is currently available for Google Chrome only and will also work with other Chromium-based browsers with Chrome Web Store support.
After installing the extension, sign up with Google, or create an account using your email address. When you are logged into the extension, it shows you Activity, Libray, and Degrees sections. The Activity section keeps track of the time you spend on Youtube. It shows the time spend on weekly basic along with total time, number of classes, and credit. To get a degree, you have you start a class for that.
Simply find the educational video for your class on YouTube and play it. Then click the extension icon on the YouTube page. It automatically fetches the now playing video with a time log. From there, you can add a class with that video. This opens the “Add Class” option where you can save the class with video URL, title, description, category, difficulty level. If the video is already playing, the automatically fetches the video information and you just have to select the category and difficulty. Alternatively, you can manually enter a class from the extension menu.
Library & Degrees
When you start a class with a YouTube playlist, all the upcoming videos of that class appear in the Library section of this extension. On top of that, you can also add a video from now playing option to your library. This way, you can quickly access your sources and start learning.
Depending on what category you deleted for the class, the respective course appears under the Degrees section of this extension. It shows your current progress in the course in percentage. Once you complete all the categories under that course, you get a degree certification for that from Prodeus.
This is a nice way to keep track of the time you spend on learning things on YouTube. Generally, the certification matters on the basis of the reputation of the institution. Prodeus is quite new in this area and there is no proper way to monitor or test the learning yet. At this moment, you can just leave the playlist going and walk away, it will still log the time and count that for the degree certification. However, when you finish the course, you do get a certification for the same. I’m not sure about the certification but it is damn good for self-learners.