by admin on 20/09/10 at 7:24 pm
Lynda.com offer a range of high quality and professionaly produced Microsoft Excel Training videos. You can sign up in a matter of minutes and take advantage of the following benefits:
- easy to follow tutorials
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- low monthly subscription ($25/month) or buy the DVD you want
- unlimited access to a large collection of videos
- every Microsoft Office 2010 program taught – not just Excel. In fact, many subjects – not just Office – catered for!
- older versions of Excel (e.g. 2007) covered, too
Watching video tutorials is a fantastic way to learn how to use Microsoft Excel. You can progress at your own pace and pause or rewind when you need to. The advantage that videos have over written tutorials is that you get to see the trainer performing an action all the way through. Although written tutorials do include screenshots, they are often only displayed at key points. If the written explanation of how to perform a particular task is complicated, the reader may get lost very easily.
Not so with video tutorials. The viewer can see quite clearly how the trainer completes each task.
With software products like Microsoft Excel, video tutorials come into their own. Video is not a good medium for subjects such as learning German, or applied mechanics, but for Excel they are ideal. Using Excel involves mouse movements and navigation of a busy interface called the Ribbon. Therefore, it’s important for the student to be able to see precisely what the presenter is doing in the spreadsheet.
Most of the better videos include helpful techniques like zooms and pans (zooming in on a smaller section of the screen helps to focus on areas of activity), highlighted mouse clicks so that you know when the presenter does something and supportive text that appears on the screen at opportune moments.
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