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Impact the future of Red Hat Training Video Classroom

Community Manager
Community Manager

Greetings Community,

We want to give you the opportunity to weigh-in on some exclusive new Red Hat Training content! 

Today Red Hat Training is piloting an online learning prototype we are calling Thin Video Classroom,* and we want your feedback. Thin VCs are approximately one hour video-based overviews of a course. They are a unique approach for sharing key topics and learning objectives from the courses to provide extra value for learners. Note that they are not a substitute for the full training courses. We envision possible use-cases being course refreshers, searchable microlearning nuggets, skills and exam prep assessments, knowledge checks, and others we have not considered yet. That’s where this community comes in! We encourage learners of all skill levels to weigh-in on the quality of the content, what could be improved, and other suggestions or feedback you may have. 

We have developed three Thin VC models for this pilot:

VC Essentials:  a microlearning format based off summarized key topics from the RH124 course delivered by Ricardo da Costa. Sample runtime: 22 minutes.

 

 

Take the VC Essentials survey here.

 

VC Lab Review: a comprehensive review demonstration based off the RH124 exam objectives delivered by Ricardo da Costa. Sample runtime: 16 minutes.

 

 

Take the VC Lab Review survey here.

 

VC Chapter Review: a review of key concepts from each chapter of the RH134 course delivered by Michael Phillips. Sample runtime: 36 minutes.

 

 

Take the VC Chapter Review survey here.

 

What we need from you:

  • Watch the Thin VC samples above and then complete the survey.

What we want you to know:

  • * The name Thin VC is a work-in-progress and may change after this pilot.
  • Some may wonder what the difference is between a Thin VC and a Technical Overview. Simply put, a Tech Overview is designed to be an introduction to a technology and/or product and is the first step on a learning path. A Thin VC is directly aligned to a Red Hat Training course and would typically require some prerequisite knowledge.
  • Note these are partial samples of each of the Thin VC models shared to gather initial feedback.
  • If you have any questions about this content or pilot, please feel free to comment in this thread and we will reply.

One final note: our Video Classroom and self-paced courses are offered in the Red Hat Learning Subscription, RHLS, using our online training platform. The future Thin VC content will be included in your RHLS once it goes into production. This video content and courses are filmed with our best instructors, providing tips and best practices as they present the course materials.

Thanks for your feedback,

~ Jim Meegan

Sr. Videographer/Editor, Red Hat Training

8 responses
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi again,

I'm looking for feedback: what do you think of this 5 minute review of RH134 Chapter One: Improving Command-line Productivity? Are videos like this something you might like seeing included in RHLS? 

Feel free to comment here, but also let us know by filling out the survey

Thanks again,

~ Jim Meegan

Sr. Videographer/Editor, Red Hat Training

Moderator
Moderator

Great stuff Ricardo!

Community Manager
Community Manager

@Jim_Meegan This is a great opportunity to get an exclusive look at the direction Red Hat Training courses may be going in the future, thank you for the opportunity to let our community give feedback and have a voice!

ShawnR Mission Specialist
Mission Specialist

I was just reading this on r/redhat. I will watch and give you feedback in a few days. Thanks for requesting input. This speaks very well about Red Hat.

Community Manager
Community Manager
Thanks @ShawnR - I'm looking forward to your feedback.
ShawnR Mission Specialist
Mission Specialist

I will provide feedback as I go through the entire content if that is ok.

- Appears that is not going to work because I can not reply to my own comment. I was hoping to nest comments. 

 

I will edit this comment as I go along.

- What is the command line?

Pro: Video quality is excellent. Audio is rich without any noticable background noise(I am only using the speakers that came with my monitor). I believe the full RHLS provides closed caption so I would assume this video in that environment would also have that capability. The best feature for me is that I can Airplay to my TV and then use my laptop as a screen for the lab. Full screen in Safari and Chrome works exactly as I would expect it to: no borders.

Con: The Red Hat icon should be more relevant. When I click it for any video it takes me here: https://www.redhat.com/en/services/training-and-certification. I feel the link should take me to somewhere that is relevant to the video:
1. Load the lab that is associated with the video

2. Jump to the section in the training manual

3. Take me to a url that either discusses the class, objectives for the test, or to a community board.

In the picture below I would prefer if the right panel would stay frozen. Any mouse/trackpad movement should scroll the right selection vs scrolling the entire screen. I should not need to keep clicking on Show more to keep advancing the selection. The entire selection should be able to browse without any additional internation from the user except to navigate up or down. 
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Community Manager
Community Manager

Thanks @ShawnR We are mostly interested in feedback on the content itself, not so much the course interface. But I appreciate your comments! If you could, please fill out a survey if you haven't yet.  Thanks!