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Tips for learning via video

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Lately there’s been a lot said about the future of electronic education (eLearning), but how many know how to use the most popular format of training – video training? Today we will try to identify some tips for a more effective use of video training.

First and foremost, you should remember that viewing video courses puts you in a passive role, however you will have the opportunity to participate in discussions with your peers on forums, chat rooms, etc. If you are not able to discuss new material with a mentor or with students, be accustomed to capture their achievements and then return to them to revise errors.

Alternate viewing of videos and practical lessons, even if you look a long time for a lesson, pause and complete part of the homework. This will allow the best to master the material covered and, as they say, to “fix” it in practice.

Project new material through the prism of the question “how do I …?” or “how not to do …?”. This will allow you to quickly get used to the idea that all new features should be used for certain types of tasks. Also remember that for the solution of any task can exist at least two solutions.

Preserve carefully all the completed interim practical assignments, this will help you to work on the bugs, and you will be able to watch your growth. Having a history of your work, you will be able to analyze the possibility of using different technologies to solve the same problem. In practice, you evaluate what technology is best used in a particular case.

Evaluate your knowledge by passing exams and obtaining certificates. Proof of your knowledge in the form of certificates is the first step to building a successful career and planned to increase your level of wages.

During the training, work on your portfolio, no matter in what area you, long gone are the days when a portfolio was, only graphic designers, today, every self-respecting developer has a public repository on GitHub c personal project. You can even post on your feed in Facebook latest achievements and fragments of beautifully written code. It will encourage you and cause a positive feedback on your friends.

Participate in online discussions (web conferences and webinars). Such events will allow you to get new acquaintances and discuss your questions with more experienced colleagues.

As you can see, it’s easy to develop rules that will be useful and enjoyable for you. In any case, remember – training should be based on a balanced distribution of attention between theory, practice and public statement that you know something and know how.