As I’ve been working through some training material, I’ve come up with the following problem: I learn by reading and doing … not viewing videos. The problem is that a lot of the “self-paced” training available for certifications is based on videos. Usually those videos are tied up in Flash, and usually they split up the reading material into useless sections.
What I want is a book. It could be an EPUB or a physically book, but a PDF just isn’t the ideal medium when we have phones, tablets, and readers which can be any number of different sizes. Easily-reflowable text is the way to go.
The hard part is that video seems to be getting all of the press and money and I hope that we won’t see the death of high-quality reading materials for those of us who like to learn by looking at words instead of moving pictures and sound.