I was introduced to an excellent series of 'educational' videos on Web2.0 concepts, by a group called Commoncraft
, some time ago. For me, the beauty of these videos is that they aren't vendor, or product specific, and so can give a good overview to the actual concepts
. All too often, those of us who have been around this area for a while can make dangerous assumptions that everyone is familiar with these concepts - and this can lead to colleagues feeling left behind. After all, how easy is it for us (myself included) to stand up and ask for an explanation of concepts your peers may assume are 'common knowledge'?
If you haven't
already heard of Commoncraft
, and their excellent line of introductory 'Web2.0' videos, I'd definitely recommend you go through their various offerings such as their simple, smart and effective overviews of technologies - and concepts - such as Twitter
See their Twitter video here.Commoncraft
excellent (non-product based) videos to introduce people to concepts
Their use of the term 'plain-english' is not
to be confused with the 'Campaign for Plain English
' organisation in the UK. I was trained in this method of writing - and editing - oh, all of 14 and a half years ago. (I'd like
to say that it feels like yesterday, but it really does feel like almost two decades ago!). For the uninitiated, the CFPE (they'd hate the acronym!), are all about improving clarity of writing and reducing the amount of
... gobbledygook, jargon and misleading public information
No bad thing, eh?