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Video lectures by CMs.

I think video lectures by the Challenge Masters, once a week will be a good idea.It all depends on Brilliant Staff.If they agree it would be fun.I would like to know others opinion.Please share.

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3 years, 11 months ago

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Well, this certainly got a lot of upvotes, and for good reason :) I like the idea a lot. Honestly, I find that videos are much better at teaching a concept than text documents are, and this would be a logical next step for Brilliant once some of their current projects (like improving the solution submission system and getting the computer science section up and running again) are finished.

Of course, it would take a lot of time and effort on their part, so it may unfortunately not be feasible, but I think they should definitely try it. Sotiri Komissopoulos · 3 years, 11 months ago

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Hi all,

We will certainly take this suggestion into consideration. It is not a matter of whether we think it is fun; we'd probably love to become movie stars, but a matter of whether we think video provides the most effectiveness per unit of our effort for this community. Unlike Master sessions, available videos could be viewed by an unlimited number of people at their own pace, and it might be a valuable way to spend our time to offer resources to a large number of people.

However, It is important for everyone to remember, that a huge portion of the people who use Brilliant, do so from poor internet connections, on slow computers, while possessing a better grasp of written English than spoken English. Our higher priority is actually taking steps to make our website experience better for them. Also, those nice videos on Khan academy and minutephysics etc., are easy to make very poorly, but are actually extremely labor intensive to produce and edit. That said we will talk it over and weigh out whether it would be worth our time given our current time resources and the audience we would like to reach. Peter Taylor Staff · 3 years, 11 months ago

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@Peter Taylor I would think of it, as being similar to MIT OpenCourseWare and other free online lectures, from renowned professors, intending to spread and uphold the kindle of knowledge to others, for a better future. The low bandwidth users would download them and then view them in their spare time. Arnab Animesh Das · 3 years, 11 months ago

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"brilliant" idea indeed Sourav Chaudhuri · 3 years, 11 months ago

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This is of dire requirement,both for better problem solving & for interaction... Actually when you look someone approaching a problem,you feel more encouraged & your thinking process can inculcate how a problem should be tackled... Paramjit Singh · 3 years, 11 months ago

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I agree. It may add live video class or download option for slower connection.or may add live video chat system for discuss the problem. Shaon Majumder Majumder · 3 years, 11 months ago

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So what does the brilliant staff has decided.? Kishan K · 3 years, 11 months ago

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I agree if lecture were on topic s Tushar Gautam · 3 years, 11 months ago

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I like this idea, there are many concepts that are much easier explained by videos rather than through text. FanPu Zeng · 3 years, 11 months ago

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yeah,,,it can be of great help@@ Ravi Prakash Roy · 3 years, 11 months ago

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I agree too. Siddharth Kumar · 3 years, 11 months ago

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I think Brilliant has no intention of bringing back master sessions or they would've atleast replied to this discussion.. This feature has been requested many a times before but no consideration has been made Rahul Nahata · 3 years, 11 months ago

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@Rahul Nahata and also know that they live on the opposite side of the world (compared to India), so wait for sometime, it may still be early morning there. Nishanth Hegde · 3 years, 11 months ago

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@Rahul Nahata Usually, if they reply, they reply after several days. Tim Vermeulen · 3 years, 11 months ago

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