Join Aaron Quigley for an in-depth discussion in this video Save time as you learn, part of Gaining Skills with LinkedIn Learning.
- [Narrator] Another part of customized learning is understanding that we learn at different speeds. For some of us, we're simply trying to refresh knowledge. We want to skip ahead until there's new ideas and then start focusing the learning at that point. At other times, such as learning to write code, you may want to slow the learning down so that you have time to kinesthetically move through that process as an individual learner. In this video, I'm gonna show you how to customize the playback speed of LinkedIn Learning videos so you can find the right speed to match your learning style. The first example is back in our Foundations of Photography: Flash course.
In here, there's a video that talks about flash works. I feel like I've got a pretty good handle on how a flash works, but I want to skim through this particular video to make sure there's areas that I'm not missing. To do that, I'm gonna go and start playing the course, and then I'm gonna increase the speed of the course to 1.75 times. - Is actually a continuous light. It's just not continuous for very long. Any flash unit, whether it's a stand-alone, unit, or it's built in to your camera has a light bulb inside it, the bulb-- - [Narrator] Okay, so what we just saw there was I was able to increase the speed of the course.
But you notice that the author didn't sound like a chipmunk. The technology that does this still makes it so you can listen to what's being said, you're just listening along at a much faster rate. In case you missed those steps, I simply clicked on the gear icon in the player control window, and under Playback Speed, I choose 1.75. There's a variety of playback speeds including two times, 1.75, 1.5 and 1.25 times the regular speed. We can also choose to slow down the speed to .75 or to half its original time.
A great example of when to do this is when we're learning to code. In a second tab, I have a different course open, which is Objective-C Essential Training and we're writing our first application. When I'm watching this, I may want to slow down the video playback so I have the opportunity to follow along with what the instructor's saying. Let's go ahead and listen in again. - [Instructor] I'm just going to go ahead and call it first app and most typically I won't use spaces in that name. Now underneath that I have a place to write the -- - [Narrator] So once again, I was able to reduce the speed down to .75.
This time, I had more time for me to be working in a different window, in the application itself and following along with what the instructor was doing. I highly recommend you take the time to find the right playback speed for your particular style. If you're able to watch a course at 1.5 or even 1.75, you'll have an opportunity to move through the learning a lot quicker and then slow down the course when the learning becomes more complicated or when you want to follow along so that you can make that learning stick.
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- Knowing your learning style
- Making learning stick
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What was changed when the course was updated 02//09/2017?
Updates were made to the following topics: malleable intelligence, setting a learning goal, active vs. passive learning, and joining the online conversation.