What are your feelings about this? I got this inspiration by the courses the MIT and Harvard are giving online nowadays.

I took the introduction to electronics of the MIT, and I must say they are pretty good. Maybe some of you, like me, think this could be a good way to promote LaTeX use and at the same time instruct/refresh knowledge of LaTeX with a worldwide reach?

  • Remember these universities financial model is much different from TUG, at the same time it's good wish and possible with collective effort. Commented Apr 10, 2013 at 17:36
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    I would just further beef up the LaTeX Wikibook. That thing is already hella popular. Commented Apr 11, 2013 at 10:14
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    Commercial book writers might disagree with this idea. Commented Apr 11, 2013 at 14:35
  • @Mario It will help others to visualise what you mean, if you can add a sample video/screenshot/url link for MIT and Harvard courses. Some are getting confused with books,text tutorials. I think you mean this edx.org right ? Commented Apr 11, 2013 at 15:44
  • @texenthusiast yeap, exactly. When I took it (a year ago or so) there only was the one from MIT. Commented Apr 11, 2013 at 16:11
  • @texenthusiast Unfortunately, I didn't see any of the videos of the course in the edx.org webpage. I looked for them on youtube and they arent't there either... Commented Apr 11, 2013 at 17:58
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    @SeanAllred I would recommend first genuine authored lshort-multilingual OR ltxprimer-1.0 -Typesetting quality since wikibook is not fully peer reviewed-75 % red sections atleast for now and may contain bad contagious practices . May be after a while it reaches stable. Commented Apr 13, 2013 at 5:10
  • @texenthusiast Hence the beefing up, but nice links! Commented Apr 13, 2013 at 7:46

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The main problem with screencast video tutorials is broken links over time except when hosted by TeX organisations(tug.org or ctan.org) like George Gratzer's author of Math into La­TeX 4th Edi­tion Video presentations link .

I can post personal video links today but over time unfortunately for whatever reason the video tutorials become inactive unless well maintained and taken over by decent TeX organisations. I will give for three genuine individual people whom i don't known but they are math teachers and graduate engg student have done excellent job on videos. They are not known to me but which i have followed them during my starting days. some of them are at comp.tex.tex.

Computer Musings by Professor Donald E. Knuth

--> Go to Other Videos section (one may find many more..)

Some Online Resources:

Notable mentions are

PS: I am sorry incase i have posted these links and could not provide others(as i am not aware). I presented these links to help others.I am open to any feedback.

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    To incorporate best-practices in LaTeX coding and keep pace with latest packages in video examples is a big challenge not yet done and hence TeX.SX. Commented Apr 10, 2013 at 17:30
  • Exactly, a video is not as easily (collaboratively) editable as a Wiki.
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    Commented Apr 19, 2013 at 20:50
  • @texenthusiast -- many thanks for posting these links! i had been trying to locate the original knuth tex videos; there was once a copy at the tug office, but it can no longer be found, and someone had recently asked me about it. it's great to know that they're still available, and from the location where they were originally recorded. you've definitely made my day! Commented Sep 15, 2013 at 21:06
  • @barbarabeeton Thanks Madam, for the kind words. :). I found those links by chance rather than by purpose while searching for something else on knuth. Thought it would useful to all community and hence updated them. Commented Sep 16, 2013 at 13:41
  • i've just learned of another group of intro latex videos via a comment on the linkedin tex/latex user group list: (linkedin.com/…) i'm not in any position to check them out now, but someone else might be able to. Commented Sep 16, 2013 at 14:33
  • @barbarabeeton Madam the Linkedin link is not working as it might need a login and pwd. if you can provide a open link pl add it above to gather them at one place. Commented Sep 17, 2013 at 20:58
  • a corrected url was posted earlier today in a comment. it points to a playlist on youtube: (youtube.com/…) -- i hope this comes through okay. Commented Sep 17, 2013 at 21:09

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