Re: Software Training: Video only -v- Blended

Subject: Re: Software Training: Video only -v- Blended
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: 'TechWR-L' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2016 10:08:40 -0700

When I look for information on using software, I never go for the video if there's a simple, inline text with figures available. Because almost every time I need help, I'm looking for ONE bit of information on ONE particular dialog or menu, and the rest is a waste of my time.

Doing something physical is another matter. If I'm trying to figure out how to do something with tools and parts and there's video of the operation available, I'll watch it several times before I even start on it.

Gene Kim-Eng



On 3/20/2016 9:38 AM, mbaker -at- analecta -dot- com wrote:

The big plus for video is that it engages multiple senses and that it can
show physical actions in a way that is hard to describe in words or even
show in static diagrams. The big minus is that it is linear and has a forced
pace.

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Software Training: Video only -v- Blended: From: Stuckey, Ginger
Re: Software Training: Video only -v- Blended: From: Tony Chung
RE: Software Training: Video only -v- Blended: From: mbaker

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