Episode #2: The Way We Learn Now

Hey, I’m back! After a busy summer of work and travel, it’s time to get this show on the road. I’m still learning what The Parallel wants to be when it grows up, but the path, to continue the travel metaphor, is illuminated.

On this one, my guests and I talk about how people learn to use technology now, and how those methods differ from the days of books, magazines, and copious documentation. There’s a lot of discussion about accessible learning, since my guests and I are all stepped in technologies like VoicOver, Braille, and the use of audio in our learning lives.

Guests: Allison Sheridan (NosillaCast) and Allison Hartley (The Tech Doctor)

Topics

  • Media for learning tech subjects has changed: have we changed too?
  • Visual learning for those who are, and are not blind
  • Is audio a good learning format?
  • Clarify puts interactive tutorials on the Web
  • Everyone wants to learn programming; some are further along
  • The pleasure of random access

One More Thing: what do you want to learn next?

Links from the Show