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Educative's new learning experience: announcing Learning Paths

Oct 26, 2020 - 4 min read
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Educative’s team is always working to make our platform better for you and your learning needs. We get a lot of ideas from users on cool features we can add to our site, and we take those suggestions seriously.

For the past six months, our team has been working on a new learning experience called Learning Paths, and we’re happy to announce that this feature is now live!

We want to familiarize you with Paths, a new learning experience on Educative, to make sure you get the most out of your time with us. We’ll introduce you to Paths and answer some of the questions you may have about this feature.

We’ll discuss the following:



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What are Paths?

When we started Educative, it was easy to find courses. They would fit on a single page without much scrolling required. Over time, we’ve brought on more and more awesome authors, and begun shipping 3-5 courses a week. This made it more difficult for learners to find the right courses.

That led us to the development of Learning Paths.

Learning Paths give you a structured way to earn a new skill. They are sequences of individual lessons that have been chained together as modules to create a streamlined learning experience.

We’ve selected the best parts from within various courses on a topic, eliminating any overlap and making sure they tie into each other as seamlessly as possible. This way, you don’t have to spend energy doing your own research on which courses go well together, or skipping the parts you’ve already covered.

We’ve done the hard work of building modules for you and laying them out in the best sequence for your success.

This means that all you have to do is focus on learning.

With Paths, you can click your way through curated content to achieve specific learning goals. These are ideal for interview prep, new language learners, or even advanced programmers looking for a handy refresher.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Learning Paths are new to Educative, so you may have some questions about this awesome new feature. To get you up to speed with Paths, we’ve answered them below.


What Learning Paths are live?

We have gone live with eight learning paths (with many more on the way). Check out which Paths are now live to subscribers:

  • Ace the C++ Coding Interview
  • Ace the Java Coding Interview
  • Become a front end developer
  • Python Data Analysis and Visualization
  • React for Front-end Developers
  • Ace the front end interview
  • Java for Programmers
  • Ace the Python Coding Interview

Who can access Learning Paths?

At the moment, Educative subscribers can access our Learning Paths. If you are not yet a subscriber and want to get started with a Learning Path, now is the perfect time! Go to our Subscriptions Page for more information on Educative Unlimited.


What is in a Learning Path?

Paths are composed of five to twenty modules. Each module is composed of individual lessons. A lesson will either be a chapter from one of our courses or an Edpresso shot for quick explanations.

Paths include the same learning widgets that you are used to on Educative, such as quizzes, coding challenges, embedded coding environments, and more.


How are Learning Paths different from courses?

Paths are similar to courses in terms of the content they deliver, but they use a unique module-based organization to streamline your learning. The main differences are:

  • Paths include lessons from published courses and Edpresso shots
  • Paths include lessons about technical and non-technical concepts. For example, our C++ Coding Interview Path also features a module on cultural and behavioral interviews.
  • Paths are written by multiple authors from our courses, so you get a curated collection of specialized content from various field experts.
  • Subscribers get access to all Paths and do not have to purchase individual Paths.

Are Learning Paths updated regularly?

Yes! Whenever a lesson or Edpresso shot that is part of a Path is updated, the Path will also update. This means you are getting the best version of the content whenever we fine-tune it.


What’s next for Educative?

We hope that Paths will be a powerful tool for your learning. And there’s still more to come! Soon, the blog will have a revamp to offer a more streamlined, organized reading experience. We will also be starting a blog newsletter in the coming months, so stay tuned for that.

We’re happy to serve this community of learners around the world, and we truly hope that these new features improve your learning experience and empower you to take your coding skills to the next level, whatever that may be for you.

Is there something more that Educative can do for you? Reach out to us at blog@educative.io to make suggestions for feature enhancements!


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