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Level
Beginner
Updated
Jun 30, 2020
Duration
1h 51m
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Would you write code without a design? Build hardware without a schematic? Configure a server without a plan? Of course not. Yet, how many of us learn technology without any planning, choosing resources at random in the hope that one of them will be worthwhile? This is horribly inefficient, and worse, can leave critical holes in your knowledge and skills. In this course you'll learn how to design a plan for learning any technology effectively and efficiently based on your own needs and goals.

About the author
About the author

Dan Appleman is a well known author, software developer, and speaker. Currently the CTO of Full Circle Insights, he is the author of numerous books, ebooks, and online courses on various topics (technology and other). His latest book is "Advanced Apex Programming" - advancedapex.com Personal Website http://danappleman.com.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, everyone. My name is Dan Appleman, and welcome to my course, Learning Technology in the Information Age. I've been developing and shipping technology and speaking and authoring books on technology for many years, which means I've been learning and teaching technology for just as long. Let me start by asking you a question. Would you write code without a design? Build hardware without a schematic? Configure a server without a plan? Of course not. Yet how many of us learn technology without any planning, choosing resources at random in the hope that one of them will be worthwhile? This is horribly inefficient, and, worse, can leave critical holes in your knowledge and skills. In this course, you'll learn how to design a plan for learning any technology effectively and efficiently based on your own needs and goals. You'll learn how to think about learning, how the arrival of the information age fundamentally changed what it means to learn a technology. Next, we'll break learning down into core elements such as fundamentals, skills, duration, and more, and you'll see how each one of them needs to be evaluated as you create your own learning strategy. Finally, you'll see how to put what you've learned into practice with some specific recommendations on how to create a strategy that maximizes the value of what you learned while optimizing your time. For, as you'll see, time, not money, is the true cost of learning. By the end of this course, you'll know how to learn more in less time. Indeed, I'm confident that you'll save far more time going forward than the one or two hours it costs you to take this course. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how to create and optimize your own learning strategies with the course, Learning Technology in the Information Age, at Pluralsight.