I have been running a series of blog posts, for last one month, which are in Marathi, and dedicated to my grandmother. I had to take a break for two reasons: a) It is becoming exhaustive for me to churn out articles..and b) I came across an interesting scenario, which needs to be shared urgently!
I have been offering MOOCs for last 3 years now, but never tried to probe the impact it has on the society in general. Last month, I was requested by a learner from my course, to deliver the sessions in Hindi, for better understanding! He was quite diplomatic in his preposition, “Your English is easy to understand than the foreign video lectures on YouTube, however, it would be easier if you use Hindi”. I was also seriously considering to record the next one in Hindi, and that’s when I thought od searching for it if someone has done it already! I checked out, and found that there are many YouTube Channels, offering Blender tutorials in Hindi. One prominent name there, was LS Technologies.
When I saw the playlist of the Blender tutorials, it was almost on the lines of my course. Getting curious, I called the person mentioned there. Murleedhar Sharma aka Lee Sharma. He was not only awestruck, but shocked to get my call. He told me that he had completed my course, and got the idea of Hindi tutorials, for the benefit of Hindi speaking viewers, and got started with it right away. His introductory video explains IITBombayX website, and talks about the course, and gives all the key information.
I was extremely happy to see this effort. I could see hat his channel is well subscribed with over 34000 subscribers and 21 lakhs of views. Now he is creating a series on architectural modeling, and is quite popular! I could feel his passion for creating the local language content. There was absolutely no problem for me, since the course is released in open course. I could also see his acumen for knowing the pulse of the viewers and catering to their demands! That is what we call as ‘Learner-Centric’ approach!
All the best LS Technology!! May you reach newer heights!