Learning

This is an incredible time to be alive if you like to learn. As a kid, when I had a question no one could answer, I had to wait to go to the library to look it up in an Encyclopedia. Today I can go to online using my cell phone to find the answer to just about anything. This part of Gita.me called “Learning” is where I share knowledge with others. I am a lifelong student of art, music, and technology. I had my first job in IT when I was 20, as an Applications Programmer developing mock-ups using HTML and JavaScript. During my undergrad years, I took a lot of programming classes. I used to hard coded C++ in Notepad and used the university telnet as a compiler for three brutal but beneficial semesters. Brutal because tired eye make it hard to find the missing semicolon when the compiler returns “Parsing Restart Error.” Now there is Visual Basic with colors and a nice GUI. But thanks to those three brutal semesters, I am able to pick up other languages even after having left IT for 7 years. It is incredible how easily available information has become. There are free website where people share incredible tips and techniques at no charge. Take CodeAcademy.com for example which provides an incredible way for even a young curious child to learn how to program. There are also incredible portals of knowledge, such as Lynda.com, that provide a complete curriculum for a wide variety of software for every level, for a very reasonable annual subscription, and I will share with you how you can get it for free.

Another incredible gem is Coursera.com “We are a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. We envision a future where the top universities are educating not only thousands of students, but millions. Our technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students.”

Finally, there are traditional universities moving forward with entire degree programs available online for around the same cost as traditional “on campus” rates.

This portion of Gita.me shares my experience with these and many other online learning sites.

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One Comment to "Learning"

  1. Terry L says:

    Wow, Gita I had no clue coursera.com was available for me. Thank you. T

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