A few months ago I had the chance to take a sneak preview at a new online video education service called Grovo. I enjoyed it so much that I made a note to post about it when it finally launched. Well, that’s now happened so I suggest you take a look. As Eric Capper of Grovo told me, “Grovo is designed to teach people how to use the Internet with 2-minute videos that roll up into 10-15 minute courses featured on our dynamic learning platform. Courses cover everything from Internet Safety to Google Documents to YouTube and more.”
I’ll admit my first thoughts were negative. I reckoned that there was little I didn’t know about the web already and that I would find the videos boring. I was wrong because, as it turned out, there’s lots of important stuff I didn’t know and plenty of tools I had yet to be introduced to. I was also wrong because the videos are so short and so slick that I defy you to be bored or confused.
These little videos are a perfect example of where online learning content is going – short and simple.