At Rick's suggestion in another thread, I tried one form of digital learning. Here's my interim report.
My situation is that I bought a new camera recently, a Panasonic Lumix FZ150. It's capable of real
video recording, full high definition at 60 frames per second and (because I have a 64 GB card in it) for a long time. It has an external microphone jack and many bells and whistles. I've had a couple of cameras in the past that could do short video clips, but never many minutes, never at high resolution or large image size, never with decent sound recording, etc. For those video clips, QuickTime Player sufficed. I could cut and paste, and even crop (a bit of a laborious process in QuickTime Player).
With the new camera, I've decided I need to learn iMovie. I've used it a few times, but don't seem to remember how I did a task the next time I use it. So I need to get systematic.
I tried MPV's iMovie '11 101 - Core iMovie '11
, from macProVideo. My version is an iPhone app, which cost $10.00.
Like many digital learning entities, this one is pretty broad. I will need some more targeted study in the long run. But for what it attempts to do, this is a useful app. I found that I could follow the many, many short videos even if I wasn't at my Mac trying to replicate the tasks in iMovie itself. The pace is slow, but not soporific. The audio is clear. Even the small screen works fine.
If I were dealing with something more complex, I might well want a larger screen to view it on. This app, and other MPV apps, are also available for iPad (perfect) and Mac (less perfect). The ideal situation for online learning, I think, is to be able to watch some of the video material, then pause and try the same thing on your Mac. I think an iPad would be perfect for that task. A Mac app would be fine too, if
you have a spare MacBook to use.