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Introducing Projects: Build your portfolio with Educative!

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Educative Blog Team

For the past few months at Educative, we’ve been working tirelessly to bring your ideas, feedback, and suggestions to life. We’re always testing and improving our learning platform because it’s important for us to be able to provide users with a learning experience that facilitates real growth and improvement.

That’s why we wanted to offer up a new tool for users to deepen their knowledge through more applied, experiential learning opportunities. We’re very excited to announce the release of Projects, a new learning experience that’s kicking off with a lineup of ten real-world programming projects designed to exercise practical skills used in the workplace. Many more coming soon!

In addition, all of the projects can be done right inside your web browser! You can jump right in anytime, anywhere and come out with an impressive project that can be added to a portfolio or resume.

Keep reading to go over:

Let’s dive right in!

Get hands-on with Projects today.

Build real-world programming projects in your browser.

What are Projects?

Projects are real-world opportunities to practice new skills by building an actual tool!

Today, you can start building 10 projects (with many more coming soon), including a stock market data visualization in Python, a group chat app in Elixir, and an e-learning website using MEAN stack.

In order to help you determine where to start, each project contains a description, information on learning outcomes, skills you’ll be practicing, technologies you’ll be using, and the prerequisites needed to complete your project.

Each project consists of several modules that are further broken down into discrete tasks. Projects are structured this way so you can seamlessly transition from one step to the next.

When you’re done with each project, you’ll have access to the files you worked on!

Who can access Projects?

Projects will be included in our Premium offering. Assessments and personalized Learning Plans (coming soon) will also be available through Educative Premium.

If you’re already subscribed to Educative Unlimited, don’t worry! You’ll still have access to all of the great content you had before.

Thanks for your ongoing support!

If you aren’t subscribed yet, now would be a good time to give us a try. We’ve been expanding our library of content at a rapid pace, and hope to see you grow with us!

Visit our Subscriptions Page and join over 1 million users in leveling up at Educative.

Will Projects be updated regularly?

Yes! We are always working on delivering fresh, relevant content that users can rely on to land their dream careers. Our high standards drive us to continuously audit and improve existing course content, and Projects will not be an exception.

What Projects are currently available?

There are currently ten courses out right now ranging from beginner to intermediate difficulty levels. Click any of the links below to go to a preview of the project:

How can Projects help you?

You’ll be able to recall concepts better

Practicing concepts as you learn can help you retain more information! When learning new concepts, that information moves into your working memory first. Information held in your working memory decays quickly if it isn’t used, but you can move that information into your long-term memory through a cognitive process known as memory rehearsal.

There are two types of memory rehearsal:

  • Maintenance rehearsal: This form of rehearsal relies on memorization through repetition and is the cognitive equivalent of brute forcing a memory into long-term storage. Sometimes it works, but it’s inefficient and takes up a lot of time and energy.
  • Elaborative rehearsal: This type of memory rehearsal involves connecting new concepts to existing memories.

You use elaborative rehearsal when you use the new concepts you learn alongside what you already know to solve a problem or build a project. Working on a project requires you to think critically, and can lead to a much stronger long-term retention rate than with passive learning methods.

You can add projects to a developer portfolio

If you’re early in your career or just looking to switch fields, building a portfolio can be a great way to showcase your skills to potential employers. Additionally, having finished projects can indicate to interviewers that you have a growth mindset and can follow through on work independently if needed.

A portfolio of projects can be especially critical for first-time job seekers. If you don’t have a lot of relevant work experience, you can always walk an interviewer through your process for a project.

You’ll practice skills that employers are looking for

Our content is intended to help people land a career in tech, so our projects were designed with that in mind. Everything you learn from a project will help you practice skills that are in-demand, useful, and highly relevant.

What’s next for Educative?

We are working hard to deliver high-quality content that will help our users achieve their goals. We’ve seen tremendous growth in our community of learners around the world, and we hope to continue serving them for years to come.

Thank you for being a part of the Educative community.

As always, happy learning.

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