June 9, 2013 at 5:04 pm #4887
Got ideas for what we can do to improve the online course experience? Post it here. The course is still in “beta” and very much being worked on — and we’ve got quite a few features we hope to roll out in the future! Suggestions and ideas here please!June 9, 2013 at 6:26 pm #4890
First of all, thank you thank you thank you for the course access.
I understand the concept of putting all videos on a same theme together, but it might be nice to provide an option to watch videos from one course location in sequence. Maybe a Jay/Max sequence, and a Larry sequence. (Although Larry is a bit meandering)June 9, 2013 at 6:29 pm #4891
Provide a links page for books mentioned in the lectures. If you set up an affiliate membership with amazon, it might help bring in some revenue to help with Internet costs. It might even work better to include those links in the notes section for each video.June 9, 2013 at 6:31 pm #4892
Perhaps provide some kind of syllabus for the course describing contents, resources, books, etc… This would be especially useful If you figure out a way to show the videos in sequence from each location.June 9, 2013 at 6:34 pm #4893
Perhaps include some kind of online cohort collaboration and discussion. For example, set up a recommended viewing schedule for participants, and add some specific forums for discussion for the people following that schedule.
June 9, 2013 at 6:41 pm #4896
- This reply was modified 5 months ago by Mason.
Is there some way to change the access password? That would be immensely helpful.June 10, 2013 at 6:59 am #4906
First of all, a big thank you for putting this online. It’s a fantastic resource as it stands.
I think the videos could be improved by having the camera operators be able to pan the cameras around to show what is being projected/shown to the live class or for the slides to be edited into the video afterward.June 12, 2013 at 4:12 pm #4920
Thank you for the course I have wanted to do this course for some time better part of Twenty years Being in the home of Permacultre ( Aust ) it is quite expensive as we do not have the Population to draw from only 20 million as against over 200 million in the USA. My suggestions are to put the slides over the voice track so we can see the slide as it is spoken about this is an easy fix as you do not need to reshoot the lesson and pan the camera. Second please put the questions from the students up as subtitles they are not microphone’s for them and their voice is garbledJune 14, 2013 at 3:56 pm #4937
In order to improve the accessibility of this course, mainly for people who don’t have the english as his maternal language, I suggest you create a folder on google drive or somewhere, in which we upload subtitles of every video of this course. Initially, the most important thing in this kind of works is the transcriptions from the original language (in this case english), which is needed for people that want to translate.
I would be grateful if that were possible.June 15, 2013 at 7:55 am #4941
Tanks a lot for the opportunity of taking this free PDC online it’s a wonderfull idea.
Larry Korn’s video descriptions are great and detailed. that helps a lot to understand how the lesson goes, Also it would be helpfull to include the bibliography recomended in the video lesson into the video description too.
Other videodescriptions are too brief.June 15, 2013 at 9:10 am #4943
@Victor – The descriptions are being edited by our writer right now, should be done in the next week. The best way to do a bibliography is to start a new thread on this forum with recommended books and let people add to it!
@Roque – it would cost about $20,000 to properly transcribe all the videos. Transcription is a very time-intensive, and thus expensive process.June 15, 2013 at 9:11 am #4944
@Mason – the password reset feature is coming when we roll out the social network component of this site, which is coming.June 21, 2013 at 10:33 pm #5533
Do you need any help with editing, transcribing… anything that i can do online and via internet for you???July 2, 2013 at 12:10 pm #5775
wow, i just found this course , i am on lesson 2 of the introduction.
One could we put i link to the comments thread next to the video feed for each lesson
Two, a glossary could be really cool,
My thoughts on this is that when we (students) come across a new term we google it and post a relevant link to the glossary so here i go
also if the lesson site were a wiki we might be able to expand the functionality of this learning guild.July 3, 2013 at 8:40 am #5815
really enjoying the course so far, full transcription would be tough, but why not let the community help. You could open source for help on the translation wikipedia style, even ask a few techies like myself to touch type the individual videos in to a forum window then just have someone cut and paste it to the video page in html. Or you could zip them and upload them to a free filestorage site, this would work well for subtitles/languages/notes adn wouldn’t impact your bandwidth use for the website significantly.
One issue I did have a bit on a couple of video’s is sound quality for audience conversation hard to follow when you cant hear the whole conversation video 040 design and patterns – patterns is particularly tough in places.
as with most of the community If I can help more than willing to
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