YouTube – Search for Tutorials.
Cost: Free | Platforms: Website and App for Apple and Android.
Developing technology skills is a part of ongoing life skills as well as work and academic life. Help is at hand in the form of tutorial videos in YouTube. If are learning more skills for example in Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well other skills, then search YouTube for helpful videos.
Videos can be a way of learning new skills that suits some people so why not try YouTube as a way to help you develop your digital skills.
Most useful for: help can sometimes be a video away.
Its key features are:
For academic life sometimes students explore may need to acquire skills regarding adding page numbers, adding a bibliography, line spacing for sentences as well as many others.
These videos can be paused as you are trying the instructions and tips. You can take on as much information as you need and some people find it useful to see the actions needed to help them learn a new skill.
It may be useful to save these useful videos to your browser, by bookmarking them, so you can return to them at a later stage.
Our Top Tip:
Finding for right video tutorial may take a few searches but do persist. Sometimes you need to be very specific in a search. If you are looking for a tutorial about creating bibliographies in Word then add this information in the search like this:
Microsoft Word, creating a bibliography, Office 365
Demonstration of Searching Tips for YouTube in Action
Video source: Tech Gumbo YouTube channel
For more Advice:
If you are a student in Higher Education, speak to your Assistive Technology Officer or Disability Officer /Learning Support Officer.
If you are a Student in the FET/ETB then it may be possible to speak to an Educational Needs Coordinator, Learning Support Coordinator, Student Access Officer, Student Support Coordinator or a Disability Support Officer for more information about assistive technology.
If you are an Employee and are interested in this technology then speak to your Disability Liaison Officer (public service) or your Line Manager to start the conversation.