Join Aaron Quigley for an in-depth discussion in this video Knowing where to start, part of Learning with Lynda.com.
- This an exciting moment. You've decided to take on the goal of learning something new. But where should you start? How do you get there? What actions and tools will help you along the way? These are the questions we're going to address in this course, and everything we discuss here is all about you. Much of our website here at lynda.com was built with you the learner in mind. As we look at the best way you can start learning, it really starts with taking the time to understand what is your learning goal. Hopefully, at the end of the previous chapter, you had a chance to write down a learning goal.
Maybe your goal is to learn something new, such as a hobby, maybe you're trying to pick up photography, design your own wedding invitations, or even refresh some business skills to seek a promotion in the office. Whatever your learning goal is, it lays the foundation to where to start at lynda.com. Keeping your learning goal in mind, let's explore the lynda.com website. All lynda.com courses fall into one of 12 main sections of content which you can see here on the navigation menu. As I took a look at the left-hand side, and I move my cursor across these 12 different areas, I can also see that each area contains a list of the top Topics for that area, as well as the top Software titles.
In addition, if I choose to click on any one of these areas, I can go straight to that segment's landing page. For example, here in the Education Training + Tutorials landing page, if I scroll down, I'm able to see once again a variety of Topics as well as the number of courses in each Topic. I can also choose to find courses based on the Skill level I'm looking for, again I can look for popular Softwares in this particular segment, or in the center of the page, I can see courses based on what's been most recently released. If I'd like to change how these are organized, I can always use the drop down menu on the right-hand side.
Another area that's worth checking out is always the editor's picks or the most popular courses, for a particular segment.