Books help us a great deal in learning new things. Right from our childhood we have been engrossed with the habit of learning things from books and this is the reason why we find this method to be the best. However, it works well as far as there is no practical applicability involved in it. The moment we get to deal with something more practical in nature, we may find that books are not much of a help. There we need a video which demonstrates the stuff we want to learn. Now, by when we go through the video, we are in a position to understand things in a much better way than by simply reading it in books.
We talk about any profession for that matter, we get the basic knowledge by reading books but we get to learn more from watching videos. Books can’t be interactive but these days videos are. You can also view live videos and can ask questions by typing it to them and can expect instant answers. This makes the entire learning process more beautiful and interesting. There are people who do not like to read books but that does not mean that they are not interested to learn things. It simply suggests that they need some different platform to learn and do not want to stick to the orthodox method.
Complex subjects are better understood with the help of videos:-
We have to understand and accept the fact that heavy equipment as a subject is too complex in nature and it may take an entire age of a person to know probably most of the things about it. Our entire knowledge about a subject is 30% to 40% bookish and the rest we learn with experience. When we are dealing with complex subjects like heavy equipment we are in fact dealing with different kinds of machines that are used for variety of purposes. So it is rather difficult to gather relevant books pertaining to the subject our interest and then spend all the time we have to read and understand them. On the contrary, the easier form will be to simply switch on the video and see the way things are done. A 30 minute video can cover the entire thing that is written in a 200 page book. This means you save a lot of your time in doing productive stuffs.
Having said that, it definitely does not imply that one should stop reading books to gain knowledge from it and just stick to watching heavy equipment videos. In order to get your basics clear, the first step would be to go through the book and understand the basics. You can then relate it with a training video so that you understand things in a better fashion. Doing both the things simultaneously will help you to learn things faster and probably make your basic knowledge about heavy equipment concrete strong.
Online websites will be a big help:-
There are plenty of websites available that offers free courses on heavy equipment. This means that you do not have to pay anything to learn. You can even check the reviews of the expert on a particular machine and take sound decisions.