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Subject:Re: how useful are video tutorials/screencasts? From:Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> To:"techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com List" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Wed, 17 Aug 2011 08:50:02 -0700
I'm with you on this. Videos can be useful for demonstrating how to do some
complex mechanical tasks, but it annoys the hell out of me to click on a
link that should be leading to a words-and-picture procedure that I could
read in 30 seconds and have it go to a four-minute YouTube video.
On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 5:13 AM, Phil Stokes <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>wrote:
> Equally, I'm interested in your gut-feeling as a user about these. I use
> video tutorials for some students in my teaching work, but oddly I don't
> like using them myself. Recent example: looking for a quick procedure for
> installing an OS on an external drive, and the first three Google hits were
> Youtube vids. I don't want to watch a video; its too time consuming both as
> an experience and in terms of wasting processor time compared to loading a
> simple blog page with step 1 to 5 in text.
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