Friday, July 31, 2015

Learn Javascript for Beginners at Udemy

I was once a frustrated computer geek.  I wanted to take up either Computer Engineering or Computer Science in college.  My dad wants me to study at Mapua because he's an engineer by profession.  I flunked at Mapua, so Computer Engineering is out of the list.  I passed at De La Salle University for their Computer Science course, however, during that time DLSU is very far from where I live (no MRT yet).  The only option left for me is to study at Miriam College (I also flunked at UP, hihi).

During my first year at Miriam, we had this psychological test determining our strengths.  It showed that I'm more of a people person than a person who can work with machines.  With that, I took up Behavioral Science and completely forgot my dreams of becoming a computer geek.  


Even if I didn't become a computer geek, I am still fascinated about learning the basics of computers.  I'm a work-at-home mom, so I feel that there is a need for me to learn more than just the basics.


However, my problem is time.  I can no longer afford to study computer in a regular school. The only option left for me is to study online courses.



I am happy to find out that Udemy is offering online courses at a very affordable price.  Udemy is the world’s online learning marketplace, where 7 million+ students are taking courses in everything from programming to yoga to photography–and much, much more. Each of 30,000+ courses in Udemy is taught by an expert instructor, and every course is available on-demand, so students can learn at their own pace, on their own time, and on any device.  Udemy's set-up works for a busy mom like me since it offers time flexibility.

Udemy's homepage


One of the courses in Udemy that caught my attention is the Javascript for Beginners by LearnToProgram, Inc.  LearnToProgram Media is a leading publisher of web, mobile, and game development courses that are used by over 500,000 people in 65 countries. LearnToProgram's valuable network of technical resources includes content on YouTube, iTunes, and Roku, as well as books, free tutorials, and online courses.  LearnToProgram's mission is to teach the world to code.

This course is one of Udemy's most popular courses, gaining 4.3 star rating out of 5.  When you visit Udemy's website, you can see a lot of reviews about the program. To date, 2,860 students enrolled in this course.

Javascript for Beginners has 47 lectures, with four (4) hours of total content.  In addition to video lectures, the course includes:

  • Lab Solution Sets
  • All Powerpoint Demonstrations Used in Course
  • Instructor contact Email for questions and clarifications


You can see all of the topics that will be covered on Udemy's website, https://www.udemy.com/beginning-javascript/.  

This course is aimed at beginners, and provides a comprehensive overview of the most popular coding language on the web, starting from "Hello World" and including (but not limited to):

  • Storing information in Variables
  • Conditional statements
  • Dialogue boxes
  • Loops
  • Functions
  • Arrays 
  • Strings

You can attend this course if you are:

  • Web Designers looking to improve their skill set
  • Programmers who need to learn Javascript for their web applications
  • People looking to start programming and need a first programming language to learn
  • Students who want to learn Javascript
  • People who manage a web site as a volunteer or as a hobby
  • Bloggers--even if you use Wordpress or other CMS!
  • Anyone else who wants to learn Javascript!

The description is indeed enticing and inviting!  

Normally, this course would costs $49, but since you read my blog (yay!), you can get 80% off when you enroll in this course!  Instead of paying $49 (either by credit card or Paypal), you will only pay $10!  Avail of your discount by entering this coupon code: http://homeschoolerkib.blogspot.ca/.  

Click on "Redeem Coupon" to use my code.  Go to https://www.udemy.com/beginning-javascript/ to enroll

Let's study Javascript together!


2 comments:

  1. Hi Donna,
    Is this all year round? I'd like to enroll, but I my schedule is full as of now :(

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    1. Hi Minnie! Yes, this is all year round, you study at your own pace =) Use my code ha?!

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