Posts Tagged ‘online’

Online learning by yourself – what are you waiting for?

February 23, 2016

Do not let it pass. You have available resources as never seen before.

I’ve just finished Seth’s Godin online course at Udemy. This one is particularly good for those thinking (but not having decided) on being your own boss.

I took it in my own pace and wherever I wanted to (including at subway – these online learning platforms now allow you to download the videos).

It’s not a matter of available time on your side. It’s a matter of choosing to improve yourself step by step, consistently.

Some starters that I have used:

  • www.udemy.com (browse the categories and explore classes and feedback)
  • www.skillshare.com (plenty of IT and arts to learn. By the way, when you teach you really have to know your stuff. This and the previous site allow you to publish your own courses)
  • www.coursera.com (the Duke University course on Gamification is… rewarding! Some happen at specific dates)
  • www.youtube.com (yes, although it will be harder to thing good stuff and you’ll be own your own regarding discipline to learn)

Little suggestion: Don’t pick more than you can handle. I did that at Coursera because I was so eager to take it all (many courses are free and damn good). Pick one and commit to finish it.

Know more resources? Please comment them in.

Certificate for Seth Godin's - Freelancer Course at Udemy

Certificate for Seth Godin’s – Freelancer Course at Udemy

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The TFT14 Winter experience

February 21, 2014

Preparation

Preparation, just before speaking

Felt great. Felt odd. Being part of TFT14 Winter was really great. All the voting process, getting to know the other speakers, working with Brightalk and SDI (Zoe James rocks) – it is an unique experience.

It felt odd because there is not immediate feedback while one’s talking. I went too fast (made me think “Why did I remove those other 30 slides?”). Not being able to feel the audience has its disadvantages. Got really interesting questions at the end, though mostly from other TFT speakers.

Go check the presentations slide decks here. They are worth it. Mine is here (also on the previous link).

I want to do it again, next year, with a new topic (probably evolving to gamification and people, too soon to tell). What I missed was people looking at me and listening and giving feedback… but that happens on traditional conferences. And this way I’ve reached way more people – and that’s good.

I am ready for the next one, next 21st of March at itSMF Singapore!