I only just found out about this (and am promoting it on Google+) and am in love with it already. I wish this had been around when I was first learning development. It looks sleek and relevant. Absolutely fantastic work...
Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) December 08, 2011
Traditional online education has been stuck in the 90s. A new company is determined to change that with a new platform. The platform, developed by Motti Shaked, is more like a software app than video training because it gives students control over how they learn.
Since its inception, online video training has not seen a lot of advancement. Most of it is no different than training delivered on DVDs or tapes -- except that it’s delivered online. It still creates a passive learning environment. The platform is designed to encourage active learning and application.
In contrast to video training, the platform features an interactive user interface. Students can click links, scroll, and copy text to truly interact with the presentation. The entire transcript of the training is available and can be viewed with closed captioning. The content can also be searched and students can go to any point in the presentation with just a click.
“I developed this online learning platform to give students a way to learn better, faster, and in a more intuitive way,” said Shaked.
The platform is open and extensible with an API, so trainers can create custom instructional aids. They can also add quizzes that give immediate feedback. If the student answers a question incorrectly, the correct answer is explained.
In the few weeks since its launch the tutorial has been accessed by people from over 100 countries and has gotten an enthusiastic response.
An email from Dom says: “I just wanted to…thank you for what must have been a huge amount of work in putting together an incredible resource in the Silverlight .NET training modules. I only just found out about this (and am promoting it on Google+) and am in love with it already. I wish this had been around when I was first learning development. It looks sleek and relevant. Absolutely fantastic work, and thank you not only for your effort, but also in making it freely available.”
Here are a few recent tweets about the .NET tutorial:
“Really impressive interactive FREE .NET Tutorial by @MottiShaked. Great for .NET Beginners!”
-Microsoft employee Scott Hanselman @shanselman
“Wow these #dotnet tutorials from @MottiShaked are very well made and they use a very interesting way of teaching!
- Filip Ekberg @fekberg
Wow. That's quite nifty! @MottiShaked shipped a basic .NET online training course written in Silverlight.
- Justin Angel @JustinAngel
The tutorial has been featured on the Cool Thing of the Day Blog. It was also the top story on Microsoft’s MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) Channel 9. See http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/This+Week+On+Channel+9/TWC9-Nov-18-2011