https://www.duolingo.com/thewiseman

New Youtube German course

Hello

I am creating a YouTube course. That I am planning on making it full structured with all the information for learning most efficiently.

Check it out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_YAhwgUbN0

12/12/2014, 1:13:57 PM

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https://www.duolingo.com/Paulo.Guedes
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Hello, what a nice effort, indeed! Sehr gut, viele danke!

Have you ever considered trying to collaborate with Khan Academy or another large effort, such as OpenCourseWare or edX? Ok, as far as I can tell, Khan has not yet defined their approach toward languages. I think they are still hesitating on how to offer that, based on which would be a good format. But I think it is worth a try.

Anyway, they do have a very good infrastructure and a lot of visibility, which could really boost the amount of learners for your new course. With some effort and carefully crafted content, it could quickly became a massive on-line course.

How about that? How about trying to reach thousands of students, all over the world?

If you do try it, please let me know the outcome. I really would like to see what happens.

Thanks again and good luck, Paulo

p.s.: here are a few links, just in case. Enjoy!

https://www.edx.org/

https://www.edx.org/school/linuxfoundationx (as a linux guy, I had to paste this one here:) hehe)

http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

https://www.khanacademy.org/

12/13/2014, 2:08:38 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/thewiseman

It's my pleasure ( :

I think that it is too early for me to start collaborating, because I am still getting used to everything that I need to do to create an educational video (practicing video recording, speaking in front of a camera, camera posture, video editing, and everything else) I think that I need to get a lot better at doing those things more efficiently and than I can start collaborating and working with other people ( : But thanks for the advice anyway, I will keep it in mind ( :

12/13/2014, 4:34:01 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulo.Guedes
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Hello Krum,

I agree that you are still learning all those things. I am learning too, in several other areas. But I also think the best way to do it is to start collaborating with others, in a project (yours or not), as early as possible. Please let me tell why.

I love open source software and collaborative development. And there are many ways to do it. But over the years, as people try and work on several kinds of efforts, they started to observe some patterns emerging. And they started to learn what works best and what just does not.

Based on that observations, people discovered this. One of the best ways to work on any creative and public effort is to join an on-going project to share, from the beginning. This foster mutual learning and improve our work skills and work outcomes.

I don't want to write a lot about that now, to avoid diverging from the main matter. If you wish we can discuss this in another thread. But basically, learning with others is way faster and better than learning alone.

My main point is: don't wait until your skills are in better shape. Don't bother if some say your work is still not good enough. Or if someone complain. You already have the most important requisites:

1 - You have the willingness to help and to work on a collaborative project. This is what really matters. 2 - You already have all the knowledge you need so far.

Just try to start. All other pieces will fall in place, like... magic:). I've seen that enough times before, to be sure about it.

In case you want to read a bit more about open source software and collaborative development, there are some books about it. Although you're not writing a software, the collaborative part is the same, no matter the product being created. So, here are some that I recommend (but those are mainly for software developers, maybe not so interesting for you).

http://producingoss.com/en/setting-tone.html#avoid-private-discussions http://aosabook.org/en/index.html

Now, moving away from open source and into the realm of habits and personal growth. For you, I highly recommend the book "Mastering Creativity", from James Clear. You can get it for free. It is very quick and smooth to read, yet it provides (in my humble opinion) a lot of value about how to be creative. Which I believe, will be directly helpful for your effort on languages. It may also help to build a consistent recording habit.

http://jamesclear.com/books

Hope you like it.

Best regards, Paulo

12/14/2014, 8:09:34 PM

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Danke!

12/12/2014, 5:29:01 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/thewiseman

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12/13/2014, 1:03:50 AM

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Danke!

12/12/2014, 8:19:11 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/thewiseman

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12/13/2014, 1:03:57 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/spideoigin

Haha, "Special star ... Master Joda"

I love it :D

12/12/2014, 8:23:52 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/thewiseman

If you look really closely you can see him protecting the orange book in the background ( :

12/13/2014, 1:05:33 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/pershi0

Danke

12/14/2014, 10:36:56 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/thewiseman

It's my pleasure ( :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvGzAHPksB4

Second lesson is out

12/14/2014, 4:24:06 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/DanySilvertails

Danke, I am very glad I found this!

12/14/2014, 2:05:49 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/thewiseman

It's my pleasure ( :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvGzAHPksB4

Second lesson is out

12/14/2014, 4:24:21 PM

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Great! Keep them coming! :)

12/14/2014, 5:03:28 PM
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