Gautam

is creating BORG : Study Companion

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patrons

$0

per month
Borg is what I call a "MOOC Study Companion". It makes learning through MOOCs easier, as it manages your downloads, downloaded videos, video playlists and notes. It also reminds you to take a break.
Borg supports downloading and watching videos from Coursera and edX. It also supports NPTEL, MIT OCW, Khanacademy and more from Youtube.

Borg makes studying from from online and offline video courses completely seamless, with text and voice notes tightly integrated with the videos.
It also has full featured download manager, for course videos and resources as studying via online streaming videos is not possible in many countries, where bandwidth is low and expensive during day time and better and cheaper bandwidth is available during night. So students can download their videos at night and study during the day, keeping themselves in good health.

Save whole courses in the library for quick access in the “courses” section.

reate combined playlists, called “collections” using videos from various online and offline sources – Local Hard disk, Coursera, edX, NPTEL, MIT OCW, Khanacademy and more. Making it an excellent study/research tool.

There are some more features also planned and I am working to incorporate them. Features like time tracking, and reports of the videos watched.

Borg will be releasing soon. Currently I am working on making a website for it.
Borg will be available for Mac OS, Windows and Linux.

Initially, Borg was a software designed only for downloading coursera courses, which it did perfectly. But after the response and recommendations from my beta testers, it was decided that a plain downloader will not be of major help. What was needed was a complete and seamless study experience, between online and offline videos + Playlist management combined, with a tightly integrated downloader and downloads manager, therefore all these features were later incorporated.
Support for edx courses was also included. Youtube is a huge resource of educational videos, so support for downloading, viewing and managing playlists from youtube as courses was also added.

Borg will soon be in your hands, making studies easier. And to make this possible I need your support.

A lot of time and effort has gone into making this product and I intend to keep it free for all. So that it can reach all learners, Borg will require regular maintenance and updating as the providers keep updating and modifying their structure every few months.





Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
Just as the light from a small little lamp, keeps away the all encompassing darkness, your dollar will make a difference and light the lamp of education.
You will be helping thousands of learners like me and you. Thank you!

As a Borg supporter you will be part of an exclusive group that I’ll turn to when looking for feedback or suggestions.  (This applies to any monthly pledge from $1 up.)
PLUS you get to call yourself a patron of education!
Pledge $5 or more per month
Bronze Supporter
Your contribution, over the course of a year, will help keep Borg going, which is awesome. Education is free and so should Borg be.
And it will remain free, thanks to you.

For the price of two coffees a month, You will receive updates before everyone else on every minor release of Borg. That means when 0.10.x goes to 0.11.x. You will be the first one to know.

PLUS I will personally send you a thank you email. (This applies to any monthly pledge from $5 up.)
Pledge $10 or more per month
Silver Supporter

As a way of saying thanks for your generous support you’ll get everything offered above.

PLUS you can suggest a course provider, and if  there are no legal hassles in including it. I will add support for it to Borg.
Pledge $25 or more per month
Star Supporter

Your contribution, over the course of a year, covers the costs of keeping our site online. So you’re not only a star, you’re a life-support machine! Many are grateful, but none more than me.

In honor of your commitment you’ll get everything offered above.

PLUS I will thank you for your support in the acknowledgements section of our site.
Goals
$0 of $100 per month
If this goal is reached, I will spend one day a week on the development of Borg without fail.
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Borg is what I call a "MOOC Study Companion". It makes learning through MOOCs easier, as it manages your downloads, downloaded videos, video playlists and notes. It also reminds you to take a break.
Borg supports downloading and watching videos from Coursera and edX. It also supports NPTEL, MIT OCW, Khanacademy and more from Youtube.

Borg makes studying from from online and offline video courses completely seamless, with text and voice notes tightly integrated with the videos.
It also has full featured download manager, for course videos and resources as studying via online streaming videos is not possible in many countries, where bandwidth is low and expensive during day time and better and cheaper bandwidth is available during night. So students can download their videos at night and study during the day, keeping themselves in good health.

Save whole courses in the library for quick access in the “courses” section.

reate combined playlists, called “collections” using videos from various online and offline sources – Local Hard disk, Coursera, edX, NPTEL, MIT OCW, Khanacademy and more. Making it an excellent study/research tool.

There are some more features also planned and I am working to incorporate them. Features like time tracking, and reports of the videos watched.

Borg will be releasing soon. Currently I am working on making a website for it.
Borg will be available for Mac OS, Windows and Linux.

Initially, Borg was a software designed only for downloading coursera courses, which it did perfectly. But after the response and recommendations from my beta testers, it was decided that a plain downloader will not be of major help. What was needed was a complete and seamless study experience, between online and offline videos + Playlist management combined, with a tightly integrated downloader and downloads manager, therefore all these features were later incorporated.
Support for edx courses was also included. Youtube is a huge resource of educational videos, so support for downloading, viewing and managing playlists from youtube as courses was also added.

Borg will soon be in your hands, making studies easier. And to make this possible I need your support.

A lot of time and effort has gone into making this product and I intend to keep it free for all. So that it can reach all learners, Borg will require regular maintenance and updating as the providers keep updating and modifying their structure every few months.





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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
Just as the light from a small little lamp, keeps away the all encompassing darkness, your dollar will make a difference and light the lamp of education.
You will be helping thousands of learners like me and you. Thank you!

As a Borg supporter you will be part of an exclusive group that I’ll turn to when looking for feedback or suggestions.  (This applies to any monthly pledge from $1 up.)
PLUS you get to call yourself a patron of education!
Pledge $5 or more per month
Bronze Supporter
Your contribution, over the course of a year, will help keep Borg going, which is awesome. Education is free and so should Borg be.
And it will remain free, thanks to you.

For the price of two coffees a month, You will receive updates before everyone else on every minor release of Borg. That means when 0.10.x goes to 0.11.x. You will be the first one to know.

PLUS I will personally send you a thank you email. (This applies to any monthly pledge from $5 up.)
Pledge $10 or more per month
Silver Supporter

As a way of saying thanks for your generous support you’ll get everything offered above.

PLUS you can suggest a course provider, and if  there are no legal hassles in including it. I will add support for it to Borg.
Pledge $25 or more per month
Star Supporter

Your contribution, over the course of a year, covers the costs of keeping our site online. So you’re not only a star, you’re a life-support machine! Many are grateful, but none more than me.

In honor of your commitment you’ll get everything offered above.

PLUS I will thank you for your support in the acknowledgements section of our site.