Learning on the Web
I find the web a wonderful place for learning. While learning on the web, I have discovered that I like to see and hear how to do things using the web, not just read about it. When I find a new application that I might be able to use, I look for the Tour or for a video and/or screencast. I start from seeing and hearing; I read howtos, tips and Help later, when I get stuck.
As a result, when I read, in my Bloglines, about Scoble’s post about Ning having a new drag and drop set up for creating personal social networks, like Elgg, (my choice) MySpace or Facebook, I immediately watched the 12 minute video on Ning’s new and easy functionality.
Now I have my own social network and travel site! And it took me about half an hour! http://whatwesaw.ning.com/
How do you best learn using the web?