Meeting MOOC student

GNUnify.jpgOur team (Kaumudi, Kavita Narvekar and I) was invited at GNUnify 2017, a conference organised by Pune Linux Users Group (PLUG) for open source enthusiasts, to speak about Blender. We started off with an overview, and I asked the audience, if ant one had attended the SKANI101x course. A hand went up, who was Atul Tiwari. He is a student of SICSR and had completed the course during last semester.


Out of curiosity, I asked him, what was his experience of the course, and he said, it has changed his life! When I asked him in detail: he got up with a pendrive in hand, and said, “After I learnt the basics, I started exploring Blender in detail. I mastered the modeling stage, and started auctioning my Blender models online. Here are some of the models, I have auctioned successfully! Now I get enough to support my pocket money, and I don’t have to ask my parents for it”.

I projected the images, and they were quite impressive. They have to be, since someone was paying to buy them!  But, one important thing which struck me was the passion of this young student to get on his own! I think this is an excellent example to channelize your passion.

Kudos Atul!!


Here is a short (20 mins) video explaining the features and the details of the Self Pace course: Basic 3D animation using Blender. Lot of people kept asking me about this, therefore, I recorded one during an interactive session last week. Here is the video of the same:

Visit to register!
SELF PACE COURSE:::Registration open till Feb 28th 2017


Announcing the animation skill development MOOC: Basic 3D animation using Blender, in a self pace mode!!! This permits ANY-TIME entry in the course (up to 28th Feb 2017), as well as watching the content and attempting the quizzes at your convenience!!!

It is a 8 week basic course, with an emphasis on hands on activities. There are exciting assignments, and a mini-project in the end to create a small animation clip of your own!! Ideal as an elective lab course for colleges and institutions. Watch out for the advanced course coming up in July 2017 (for which the pre-requisite is the basic course!!)

Share the word!!

Download the poster here: SKANI101xS_SelfPaceCourse_Poster


Just completed the course on IITBombayX. An overwhelming experience!! See the stats below, which show the interest levels of the students throughout the course duration:


3 thoughts on “Meeting MOOC student

  1. Sir mere net slow ha video ber ber katjati ha to is video up website ma rak diana or youtube ma publish kardia na.qui ki ea video hindi ma ha yea muja bhat accha laga.orto or upki bo introdustion video mane dakha to muja bahut accha laga.


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