Videos – Interim Opinions…

One of the comments left on the survey said (small excerpt follows)

It is the opinion of my coworkers and I that video tutorials are all a HUGE waste.  We can't sit at work watching hours of video

A perfectly valid, but not universal opinion. It is way too early to report on the survey (only 39 responses so far, I'll have to give some sort of incentive!) but here's a quick rollup (scale of 1-4 where 4 is best)

Question Percent scoring 4 or 5
Topics > 70%
Pacing > 60%
Video & audio quality > 70%
My voice > 75%
Presentation Skills > 90%
Zoom & Arrows >80%
Knowledge >85%
Satisfaction >80%

 

I'm not at all dismissing the concern, in fact, here was my response…

First, and this is not sarcasm at all, thanks for taking the risk of being very open and direct. That is what it takes to help us figure out what is needed.

Second, you'll be happy to know that we are in the process of creating just what you are asking for, and much of it is already available.  I have a series of tutorails availalable here (see the side bar where you can find links to each or go to silverlight.net/learn and I'm in the process of writing Programming Silverlight for O'Reilly as part of my job for Microsoft!  We also have extensive documentation on the way in addition to what is currently available (remember, we're still in Beta).

Years ago my wife asked me why she received a report with a graph and the numbers it was based on. "Why do I need the graph if I have the numbers?" 

"Because," I said, "somewhere someone is asking their spouse 'why do I need the numbers if I have the graph?'"

About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects and is the author of 2 dozen books and a couple dozen Pluralsight & LinkedIn Learning courses. He was a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP and a Microsoft MVP.
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