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Ralph Stafford | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jun 19 2015 11:13 PM

I feel like a pre schooler.  There is so much information and I am 74.  I will need help to learn anything

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 19 2015 11:54 PM

Ralph Stafford:

I feel like a pre schooler.  There is so much information and I am 74.  I will need help to learn anything

Okay, you are my elder but not by much so I know you can learn it. The trick is to take it a step at a time rather than trying to learn too much at once. Have you watched the Getting Started video series? They are a bit overwhelming but will give you the big picture. If the Getting Started section doesn't appear on your home page, click on the gear icon at the top right and click to add them to the home page.

That will make them show up in the left hand narrow panel.

I've clicked on All videos so that you can see the full list:

Ask questions in the forums about anything you don't understand.

Explore the system - try hovering,  clicking, right-clicking, ALT + click anywhere and see what happens.- sometimes it will be nothing, other times it uncovers an interesting feature.

Then come back and ask what to do next. For many people it is watch the videos at https://www.logos.com/training/desktop taking your time rather than putting your mind on overload.

If you have Logos Now you can access these videos from Tools ==> Library ==> Media browser

At that point report back on how your are feeling about what you know and tell us something about your learning style. We make direct you to lists of blog post on using the software or suggest you pay money for a formal training manual.

The reading lists are available under Tools ==> Bible Reference ==> Reading Lists and include:

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 20 2015 5:04 AM

MJ did such a great job at explaining things I don't want to add anything but a big welcome to the forums. You will find this community very helpful and a great place to get help and advice to maximize your use of Logos. Welcome Ralph.

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Rob | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 20 2015 7:26 AM

Ralph Stafford:

I feel like a pre schooler.  There is so much information and I am 74.  I will need help to learn anything

Hi Ralph. I'm not that far behind you in age but I think you'll find, as I did, that Logos opens up a whole new world where the more you explore the more you realize you don't know. I'm only a year or so into this journey and sometimes I wish that I could roll back the clock 50 years and start all over! 

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 20 2015 7:31 AM

I am sure that at your age, you have a deep well of wisdom to draw from and to realize that one knows little is surely part of it! 

At the same time, to the writing of books there is no end (Eccl 12:12) and correspondingly, nor is there to reading and to learning. Better to learn little and put it into practice, than to continually chase after the illusion of complete understanding and have little or no time left for transformation of self and others. The more the years go by, the clearer the realization that there are fewer left grows. This ought to make us ask what we want to prioritize and will have greater importance (Eccl 12:2–7). This too, can serve, as a guide to learning.

Certainly one of the personal concern I have in my use of Logos is that it inclines me more to breadth than to depth. It is not the software that is responsible since I am ultimately responsible for what I buy and how I use it. But there is also a certain addictive side to having access to so many resources and tools...

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