Workplace: Tutorials

A tutorial is the meeting of a subject matter expert with one or a few others for the purpose of discussing further a topic of study. Typically, more than one meeting/session occurs.

DIY (do-it-yourself) and tutorial videos abound. From company websites to YouTube to dozens of other video how-to resources that are free, subscription-based, or fee-per-class, we have more vehicles for learning than ever.

When searching, here are some tips for more quickly locating what you want to learn.

  • When you want to learn how to do something, start with the word HOW.
  • When you are looking for a definition, start with MEANING OF, or DEFINE.
  • When you are searching for a location, start with WHERE or type in what you are looking for (restaurant, store, type of store) and NEAREST ME.
  • If you want a lesson on how to use a product or program, start with TUTORIAL FOR (and type in the name).

Learning via tutorials can speed your knowledge and skill acquisition. Sometimes you’ll even be entertained during the experience of learning!

Tutorials exist for adults and for children of all ages – which comes in handy when we are working and home-school teaching our kids. For instance, Kahn Academy and others have terrific resources for students. Name your topic. There is plenty online to learn about that topic.

In-person tutoring companies exist in most cities to help students and adults. There are academic subject, computer-program skills, concentration-building, test-taking, and other tutors available. Classes through community education, online course, and colleges are great options too.

Rather than how-to learning, perhaps you are searching for ideas to jumpstart your creativity. TED Talks are a great place to begin – from your desktop or your smartphone. Again, many free and fee-based options are to be found for stretching thought and expanding understanding.

What do you want to learn today?

Looking to brainstorm new ways of learning at work?   Let’s visit.   Jana Kemp 208-367-1701 

As the author of seven books, three of which are on use of time and decision-making, Jana has been interviewed by U.S., Canadian, and European programs, and magazines.

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