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|02-26-2011 07:40 AM|
|02-26-2011 12:38 AM|
|moutager||I lol'd, then I cried.|
|02-25-2011 04:50 PM|
Seriously though, give it up. It's clear nobody's interested from the rating, and the thread already got moved to the section where deals go to die. Peddle your crap elsewhere.
|02-25-2011 08:23 AM|
|02-25-2011 06:49 AM|
|02-25-2011 06:27 AM|
Training yourself-WOW, highly motivated you are
I'm a training manager at mid-size IT company and we tried the "teach yourself-book route" that you suggested. It takes a highly motivated individual to make time in their life to teach themselves to program. We've actually started putting people through GogoTraining's programs and they're excellent. They use real instructors vs. some of the pretty boy talking heads that you find in other elearning, and their format with video, slides and audio, hands on exercises and downloadable copies of the slides for notes has been really well received. Beats not getting any training because of budget cuts. And the cost relative to classroom training? The classroom training we priced, even the cheap budget options were still over $2,500.
|02-24-2011 04:20 PM|
|02-24-2011 04:01 PM|
|02-24-2011 03:51 PM|
Go look at the instructor backgrounds on GogoTraining, you will see what I mean. Just because it's online and the price isn't a rip off doesn't mean GogoTraining is not legitimate education from a reputable establishment. (in fact, it's both because that's our business model!)
|02-24-2011 03:46 PM|
Not all of us have the time, ability or "knack" for being able to learn that way. Some need it put together and ready to roll so they can get in, get out and keep moving forward. That is what GogoTraining is trying to do with this development training program.
When you finish the program, do you know how to program for Android? Yes. Does that take 12 hours? No. Many of our students take the courses several times, ask the instructor questions, work on the exercises provided, review the demos multiple times, and practice on their own then go back to the course and/or instructor with some more questions to get answered. The recipe for a high-quality learning experienece is to start with material you know is valid and sound and then put your back into learning it. GogoTraining brings you the first half of that equation, the last half is up to you!
Are you responsible for keeping up on platform development moving forward? Especially for something experiencing the growth that Android is? Of course you are!
But then again, that might a lot easier to do if you have access to ask a verifiable industry-expert instructor questions about it for one year, like you do with GogoTraining courses.
|02-24-2011 03:37 PM|
Don't let the price fool you. Go look at the quality of instructors yourself. These aren't glorified PowerPoint slides read by an attractive presenter.
GogoTraining courses are taught by bonafide industry experts who make a living by working in their field AND teaching courses about it. The courses you see on the GogoTraining website are ACTUAL TECHNICAL TRAINING CLASSES that are taught in-person at training facilities or on-site for major corporations on contract. The instructors are leaders in their field and known instructors in what they teach.
You can go take any of these classes in person and pay up to several thousand for entry, plus your travel expenses. OR, you can take advantage of the online capture of that course, PLUS one year of access to the instructor to ask questions.
Again, don't let the price fool you. Go look at the instructors and their background, and look at the content of these full-fledged training classes.
|02-24-2011 03:30 PM|
As for websites that show you how for "free," are they really?
- One would have to locate all the resources, evaluate them against each other (and whatever benchmark you invent in your own mind), and then select and read through the sites that make the final cut. That takes a lot of TIME. There's nothing FREE about that.
- Were those websites written by someone know truly knows what they are taking about? Or are they just someone who taught themself and actually have large gaps in knowledge that they aren't even aware of? Is it really "free" when you suffer the cost of someone else's ignorance?
- Are you able to go back and ask a real expert instructor questions? For one year? And have the confidence in the answers you're getting (again, with no gaps in knowledge?). Is it really "free" if you can't get any feedback or aren't able to validate the quality of the source?
I'd be very careful with "free." There's fundamentally no such thing.
|02-24-2011 03:19 PM|
|02-24-2011 01:54 PM|
|02-24-2011 01:10 PM|
I taught myself to program for Android with no previous Java experience. Everything I needed to know I learnt online. The google SDK docs are a bit of a headache, but with a lot of google searches anyone with some programming background can learn how to make apps (not opengles games though..).
The truth is the platform is evolving so rapidly you could never do a course and go "Right that's it I now know how to program for Android.".
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