As discussed previously I have concerns about the market viability of the old Excel/VBA/C# skill set, so I am developing other skills.
Part of this reskilling involves watching some very good videos.
Every time I put one on I get extreme head lolling syndrome.
I was watching one on the train last night and nearly missed my stop I was so flat out asleep.
I’m getting scared to put the videos on as they seem to just flick an off switch in my brain, and within 5 mins I’m snoring like a good-un.
As I mentioned they are good videos, so I really don’t think it is the fault of the producers.
I remember the same from years (decades!!) ago when I was learning Access 2.0, it seems I’m just not very good at learning from videos.
Maybe I should put them on my iplop and watch them whilst walking, although latest research suggests that using a smart device on the move is the cause of an increasing number of accidents. I have never fallen asleep whilst walking but I have dozed off whilst standing, so this could be risky.
I have some related books that are pretty heavy going too. Maybe I just need to start straightaway building something, even if it is very badly, and cobble it together as I go. But before I do that I was really wanting to get some perspective about what is possible. Maybe I just have to resign myself to building the same thing half a dozen times as I learn more and more…
Do you have the same video learning problems? (Maybe this is an important issue for all these MOOC’s)
What do you find is the best way to introduce new stuff for you?