Wanted to add my 2 cents.
I have been using Accordance for many years now, and consider myself a proficient user. I purchased the training DVD recently.
The DVD arrived yesterday, and I have viewed all of the modules today barring some of the Advanced Topics. I would recommend that every user of Accordance buy this aid, and I would also recommend that it be included with every copy of Accordance that is sold in the future. It is one of the finest productions I have witnessed, and I have been involved in training and education for over 20 years, including the production and editing of multimedia presentations and delivery systems.
As some have commented, I do agree with having online delivery systems available to users, but understand there are some issues that suppliers need to work through. One simpler solution would be to make available a subset of the DVD online that would enable new users to get up to speed quickly. I believe this would have a number of advantages,
1) it would assist users to 'see' some of the hidden potential of Accordance that is not immediately obvious, enabling them to a higher level of post user satisfaction.
2) this in turn would produce more 'evangelists' for the product, resulting in greater market penetration for Accordance
3) once users had experienced the quality of the training, and experienced first hand the benefits, many would purchase the full DVD
After viewing the DVD, I was surprised by some of the features that I had not discovered, and was once again reminded of why I recommend Accordance to everyone that will listen. I have used a number of Windows programs over the years, Logos, BibleWorks, Bible Explorer and PC Study Bible. None of them came close to the functionality, usability and simplicity of Accordance, and for a user these are the fundamentals of a great application.
Often you do realise the value of something until after you have purchased it. I place the training DVD in that category.
Keep up the great work, OakTree, we appreciate your efforts.