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Online Education – Flexible option to keep oneself updated with Technology!

In next couple of months I will be completing 21 years in the industry. Though I was out of college, I relatively did my best keeping me updated with new Technologies and trends with best possible ways. Obviously back then, we did not have easy access to Internet and books / periodicals were the only means of knowing something new in Technology.

Things have changed now and in addition to *Pedias, streaming media based content accessibility to ‘be aware of’ and ‘to learn’ new Technologies is the best flexible options for students as well as busy professionals. I found it interesting and very recently registered to few of the Technology courses at sites like Coursera (https://www.coursera.org/) and Stanford online (http://online.stanford.edu/courses/index.html). There are few other popular sites as well including edX (https://www.edx.org/), Udacity (https://www.udacity.com/courses), etc. 

Instead of I writing how these online education programs work at these sites, I would strongly recommend to visit and get first hand information on your own. Believe me it is worth experiencing your journey there. 

I am also taking few courses at code level, too (yes, of course I do code and like to learn new cool technologies) and found learnstreet (http://www.learnstreet.com) and Codeacademy (http://www.codecademy.com/#!/exercises/0) interesting ones.

Happy learning! And please do let everyone know your experience and also other cool and flexible ways to keep oneself updated with Technology!  

 

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. Praveen Jayakumar says:

    Swarraj – Didnt know about learnstreet and codeacademy…will check that out. Checkout the conference presenation that comes up in infoq, it is very informative and most of the times it is done by the actual practitioners.

    Do keep updating the blog with what you have read recently 🙂

  2. Suman Fotadar says:

    I agree Swarraj. I remember when I joined my first company I had to get myself trained in VB 4.0 and at that time there were no online training and references available so I had to go through hundreds of pages of VB help which was quite boring and frustrating. Now a days learning a new language is so convenient that you quite enjoy the experience.

    I have been following http://www.pluralsight.com/training for Microsoft related technologies. This is very good as they directly jump into Visual Studio which is very good.

    Anyway thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  3. swarrajk says:

    Thanks Praveen. Yes, infoQ is also one of the best sources knowing different technologies and architecture paradigms. They recently changed the look and feel of their site so finding it tough to find previously marked videos 🙂

  4. swarrajk says:

    Absolutely right Suman. I have never visited pluralsight in recent past and would love to check it soon. Thanks for mentoring it here.

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