I am working on making a online video course of Computational Social Science.
The name of the course is 30 Talks of Computational Social Science.
At first, I plan to finish it within this summer. It turns out to be a mission impossible for me within a short term.
I found that for the video recording of a 20 minute lecture, I need to prepare a verbatim manuscript of 20*200=4000 words, and 30 lectures is almost 120000 words. Although I try to persuade myself that this can be regarded as the process of preparing the manuscript. However, (1) the reality is that I can’t complete this work in a short time. (2) In addition, the revising of slides also takes a lot of time. For example, the first lesson actually took me more than 10 hours. (3) Plus my personal procrastination and recent physical condition (gastritis has become serious), this overdue risk will be further increased. Based on the above practical problems, I have to delay this plan. This failed attempt was mainly due to my personal (prior) overconfidence and (subsequent) panic. In this regard, I will continue to optimize these teaching materials by taking a long-term approach. The initial plan is to write a textbook, and then record the supporting video courses.