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Introducing Learning Plans: A new look on self-paced learning from the Linux Academy

Posted on October 1, 2014 by Anthony James Founder/CEOAnthony James Founder/CEO

At the Linux Academy, our goal is to create not only the best content to help you pass your Linux and Cloud certifications, but also the best tools to help you stay engaged and focused. Our content has always been self-paced, but we’ve had a different spin on it. At the Linux Academy, we’ve always made our instructors available to the students, much like if you were sitting in the same room as an instructor. Really, we wanted classroom learning intimacy to be the same in a self-paced online environment. One of the main advantages of classroom learning is that it is not self-paced. In fact, you either keep up or you lose out. We wanted to imitate this same type of environment without the harsh “you lose out if you get behind”. We spent the last 3 months researching, speaking with users, and developing a new tool called “learning plans”.
Linux Academy Learning Plans
Learning plans are an original take on self-paced learning developed at the Linux Academy. They allow you to take self-paced and make them “scheduled”. Simple questions like “how long should I study” or “when should I be expected to complete the course” are now obsolete questions due to the Linux Academy learning plans. Really, it’s as simple as filling out a simple wizard page that asks for your start date and availability, then our system does the magic. It uses our algorithm, based on suggested study times, content length, and extra study requirements to develop the perfect study plan for you. It also works hard to keep you on track. It measures your progress, provides daily items due, and even sends you reminders when it’s time for you to study. If needed, you can adjust your learning plan or even pause it, so if life happens you don’t lose out on your studies. The Linux Academy learning plans remove those unknown stresses and extra time needed to manage your own personal study plans and automates it to help you be successful even if you don’t have much time at all to study.
Only 20 minutes a day? Maybe one hour a week? That’s ok, let our learning plans help you make the most of that one hour a week!
Not only have we just announced our learning plans, but we also announced the availability of FOUR real servers for each user to use as part of there Linux Academy account. We also announced the immediate availability of multiple courses including more Linux, DevOps, and OpenStack topics! The best part of all this is the content and features were added to the Linux Academy without any type of price increase. You’re able to have access to over 800 videos, 150 quizzes, scenario based labs, study guides, and your four real lab servers for only $25/mo (or less if you purchase quarterly or annually).


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