Effective use of video in software tutorials?

Subject: Effective use of video in software tutorials?
From: Keith Purtell <keithpurtell -at- keithpurtell -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 21:27:18 -0500

I'm gradually building our library (on a wiki) of tutorials about our in-house software. Knowing that there are different learning styles, including visual learning, I want to include video. I've got the software I need; it does a good job of recording on-screen activity. The question is what to present. Most of our procedures are too lengthy to do a full start-to-finish video. So my question is, what are some suggestions for the criteria I develop to decide what parts of my documentation would be best supplemented by video?

Keith



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