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Offline nbritton

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Educational resources for visual learners
« on: November 02, 2015, 06:36:08 pm »
I'm a visual and auditory learner and I'm looking for educational resources that can help teach me electronics and computer engineering. I have difficulty reading books due to dyslexia so I'm primarily looking for alternatives to reading textbooks. Video instruction with hands on labs would be perfect.
 

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Re: Educational resources for visual learners
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2015, 07:03:40 pm »
Have you checked iTunes University? Lectures from MIT, Stanford and others can be found there.  ... of course, there's no hands-on labs and no credits either.
 

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Re: Educational resources for visual learners
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2015, 08:11:16 pm »
EdX for Electronics would be another source for video lectures (from multiple universities), as would NPTEL for Electronics & Communication (part of Indian Institute of Technology).
 

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Re: Educational resources for visual learners
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2015, 01:31:38 am »
There are plenty of "Back to Basics" tutorials (among other topics) on my YouTube channel. 

http://www.youtube.com/w2aew
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Re: Educational resources for visual learners
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2015, 12:25:28 pm »
I recommend the circuit simulator applet on falstad.

http://www.falstad.com/circuit/
 

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Re: Educational resources for visual learners
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2015, 03:33:13 pm »
How about sharing your findings here

http://www.eevblog.com/forum/beginners/electronics-primers-course-material-and-books/

once you found something you like

thanks
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Offline nbritton

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Re: Educational resources for visual learners
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2015, 06:14:21 pm »
There are plenty of "Back to Basics" tutorials (among other topics) on my YouTube channel. 

http://www.youtube.com/w2aew

Yeah I love your videos, thanks and keep up the good work.
 

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Re: Educational resources for visual learners
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2015, 06:44:12 pm »
What knowledge do you currently have? What are you aiming to learn? What equipment do you own to aid your learning?

Electronics and computer engineering are both vast, vast fields, wanting to learn both of them is quite a large undertaking if you want to reach degree level knowledge...

If your aim is to be a self taught engineer, I'm sorry but you're going to have to read books. The mathematics involved simply cannot be substituted with a hands on approach.

If you just want knowledge of circuits then start prototyping and building. Breadboards, simulations, soldering up the circuits, etc are things that can't be overlooked nor would I advise you to be spoon fed on doing such exercises, use whatever resources in your aid not as your provider.

Also, give it time. You don't become an engineer overnight, you need to let things sink in enough until you grok it over.... Start by looking up what the word grok means if you don't already know.
 

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Re: Educational resources for visual learners
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2015, 06:39:00 am »
There are plenty of "Back to Basics" tutorials (among other topics) on my YouTube channel. 

http://www.youtube.com/w2aew

You have a lot of great content on your channel. It's a very good resource for a beginner like me.  :-+
 

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Re: Educational resources for visual learners
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2015, 08:00:22 am »
There are plenty of "Back to Basics" tutorials (among other topics) on my YouTube channel. 

http://www.youtube.com/w2aew

w2aew  - Do you think you could get Dino KL0S to make a list of Dave's videos (I know of none).    http://www.qsl.net/w2aew//youtube/W2AEW_video_index.pdf

nice - say thanks to Dino KLOS for me

Have you thought about microcontrollers?  (not Arduino)

One thing I do not understand.  Under About for EEVblog I can find (yesterday) that Dave has uploaded 987 videos, but under About for w2aew  I cannot find any info on how many videos you have uploaded?  Any comments why?   Thanks
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Re: Educational resources for visual learners
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2015, 09:55:09 am »
...under About for w2aew  I cannot find any info on how many videos you have uploaded?

Seeing as w2aew uploads his videos in a professional manner by numbering each one, it can easily be seen that he has 217 videos currently on youtube. I don't see the need for having a tally for this number anywhere.
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Re: Educational resources for visual learners
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2015, 10:23:21 am »
...under About for w2aew  I cannot find any info on how many videos you have uploaded?

Seeing as w2aew uploads his videos in a professional manner by number each one, it can easily be seen that he has 217 videos currently on youtube. I don't see the need for having a tally for this number anywhere.

I know, I was just wondering why I could find the number one place but not another.  I figure I am doing something wrong.   There may be an occasion where I would like to find the number and not know how. 

I appreciate w2aew for his complete and accurate numbering system.
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Re: Educational resources for visual learners
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2015, 12:18:36 pm »
AFAIK, the network statistics feature is handled by Youtube and is not something you can turn on and off yourself. I may be wrong.

I still don't see how knowing the number of videos a channel has is going to help you find a particular video.

Anyhow, thread has gone a little off topic.
 

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Re: Educational resources for visual learners
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2015, 02:57:38 pm »
There are plenty of "Back to Basics" tutorials (among other topics) on my YouTube channel. 

http://www.youtube.com/w2aew

w2aew  - Do you think you could get Dino KL0S to make a list of Dave's videos (I know of none).    http://www.qsl.net/w2aew//youtube/W2AEW_video_index.pdf

nice - say thanks to Dino KLOS for me

Have you thought about microcontrollers?  (not Arduino)

One thing I do not understand.  Under About for EEVblog I can find (yesterday) that Dave has uploaded 987 videos, but under About for w2aew  I cannot find any info on how many videos you have uploaded?  Any comments why?   Thanks

Dino did me a great favor by creating the index a few months ago. Since then, I've been maintaining and updating this list each time I add a new video to the channel.  I wouldn't be surprised if Dave has an index that he keeps privately (just a guess).

I don't control what stats YouTube puts on the About page.  Mine are numbered serially, so you can always see how many I've done (as has been already pointed out).
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