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Following this. Looking forward to see what other instructors are creating. I used to belong to a photography group where you would post your photos and people would give you feedback. I learned so much by not only posting my work but also by looking at someone's work and asking myself why I like or did not like it. This thread should serve a similar purpose.
Hi Dear Friends,
I have recently put up my first course on Udemy which is a free one at the following URL:
I have received 2000+ enrollments in less than two months have been able to get 2.2-star ratings on 3 feedbacks so far. I wish to make a career as an online educator in software development which has been my background for the last 10+ years with a lot of classroom teaching experience teaching in tertiary institutes and universities.
Can some of my experienced peers please review the course and give me their valuable inputs as to how to plug the gaps in similar courses that could earn me a 4 star(or higher) rating for all my future courses?
Thanks very much in advance.
Kaushik Roy Chowdhury
You only have 1 video as free preview, so only able to look at that, and that is just a lecture on how to install software, so not really in depth.
The one review you have with a comment is maybe a good place to start?
Thanks for your reply which I appreciate. I am not sure as to the origin of the free preview, but the entire course is free and as such anything can be previewed.
Since the installation of the software was the starting point of the entire course (as I wish to introduce Visual Studio 2017, for a reason of course, specifically for the course which is mentioned in the course title and there are dozens of other compiler's around) on which further course was designed, I think it just adds value to the course.
Any serious learner is also expected to view the other introductory (talking heads) section to find the details of the course before putting his ratings/comments.
All said and done, I will take the review with comments into account for further course designs.
Kaushik: I have a similar background. I have taught for 9 years at the MBA Level. Here is what I learned. At the University courses, students will watch your video because they are obligated to, so you will get a lot of views on sometimes seemingly boring videos by Udemy standards. At Udemy students will watch if they find the content interesting or will drop if it gets boring. It is a higher bar. In May my course will be up for one year. It has undergone and still undergoing transformations. Keep at it.
Thanks for getting back on this. I think at least in part you are right that everyone will definitely go for more engaging and interesting contents. But to start with, that's not what my original question was, wherein I simply requested some of the more experienced and reputed tutors in the same field of expertise to please help evaluate my course and give me detailed and constructive feedback since it still is being offered free of cost.
Just skimming through one or two videos don't necessarily provide an accurate overview of the quality of the overall course and is unfair to the tutor, to say the least.
Hi Kaushik. The rules state that we are not allowed to share a link to our courses, so it's best if you remove your link and just ask for the advice/reflections, because people are able to find your materials by clicking on your profile details.
Best of luck!
To whom it may concern.
I am a retired electronic technician that worked in Silicon Valley. One of the companies I worked for made an emulator box that was full of Fpga's. I used a test program to troubleshoot the emulators, but I never got to program them in Vhdl code. A couple of months ago I bought an Udemy course that used a $30.00 Fpga trainer board, to program an Fpga. Even though the course was made for beginners, it was confusing, but I was able to figure it out in a few days and programmed a few circuits. I thought to myself, I could make a beginner course that is more understandable. That is what I tried to do in my first video lesson. The process of making a video is new for me and I am still learning how to do it.
Even though I have a lot more video work to do, I would like to tell you why I think my course is better. The course that I took is mostly about making Arduino projects work, using Fpga code. Fpga's are not about copying computer code, it is about programming hardware circuits. The first thing that a beginner needs to know before writing hardware code is how the circuit works. That part was left out of the course that I took. I figure if you have to teach hardware before you program it, you might as well teach something important. The circuits I choose are the circuits that are used in a basic computer system. Starting with the simplest - and gate, or gate, binary counter, binary to decimal decoder, program counter, register, rom, ram, 8x8 display using shift registers, 8x8 display using a ram, 7 segment 0 to f hex display, 4 bit ALU, D flip-flop, 4 bit multiplexer, and a computer timing and control circuit. All of those circuits can be tested using
press switches, dipswitches, and Leds on the Fpga development board. Designing test benches is too hard for beginners. At the end of my Udemy course the students will not only know something about Vhdl code, they will know something about hardware computer circuits.
James Buchanan firstname.lastname@example.org
Please let me know if I should continue making this course. Here is the url for the video.
James, I realize the importance of a script but you should not simply read it during your videos. I suggest you go over it several times to get comfortable with the wording then try to narrate from memory using your natural voice intonations and accentuation. Maybe outline or bullet list key points then refer to that while talking. A teleprompter app help also. you can pause it or slow it up as needed.
I sure could use feedback. I have been on Udemy for 1.5 years, have learned a lot and am ready to learn more. My hope is to turn views into more purchases. My course "Management Skills: Problem Solving, Decision Making and More" is a good example of my current efforts. Any thoughts on the landing page and preview videos would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.