Online Student Learning With Udacity

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Online student learning with Udacity is the gateway to learning online. If you love studying technology you will love Udacity, it covers everything you could wish for, and I’ll go over some of the main course they offer and should think about doing them yourself.

What is Udacity? Well, Udacity is an online student learning platform and was founded in 2011 by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky. They created E-learning platform which has grown over the years, and anyone in the world can learn from them. Udacity I believe is leading the way for online learning, and more should follow in their steps.

Courses on Udacity are mostly all co-created by well-known companies, like Google, for example, they offer courses in learning Android Apps development, which covers a lot of detail, and is well worth doing if that is an area you would be interested in. There are also over 50 hiring partners with Udacity, ranging from AT&T, BMW, Lockheed Martin, NVIDIA, Samsung, Uber ATG. Udacity offers you courses to help get you job ready, to work in the area you want.


Course Options

So you have two options when doing a course on Udacity. The first is doing a course that is free and the second is a nanodegree. Udacity offers a lot of free courses for you to get a good understanding, a good foundation in the topic you are studying before moving onto a nanodegree. For example, in the Android Nanodegree, you have supporting courses which are free and gives you the skills needed before moving on to the main topic.

Nanodegree is a Udacity’s certification, which backs up what you learned to employers. Nanodegrees helps get you job ready and the skills you need for it. Nanodegree is not free, but it is well priced and well worth it. Prices on some courses can be more than others as they do cover a lot of detail.

You can have two options when it comes to a nanodegree. You have a pay monthly, which is around €200. The second is a flat fee, which you pay upfront before starting. If you have plenty of time to put into the course then I recommend paying the fee upfront as it will save you money, but if you are not able to put in at least 10 hours a week then the monthly fee is the choice for you.


My Course Recommendations

If you are new to programming or even not sure which path to go down, then I would recommend “Intro to Programming nanodegree” that will get you started from the ground up and will help you decide the career path you want to go down.

My next recommendation is Android Development. You have two options for Android. “Android Basic Nanodegreee” and “Android Developer Nanodegree“. I would recommend starting off with the basics first. Android Developer takes it up a level, so a good understanding of the basics is a must. It also prepares you to get Google certified as an Associate Android Developer.

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