During July, we're excited to see that our visitors have grown from 100 to 147 countries! If you're curious, the United Nations currently has 193 member nations, which means that people from over three-quarters of the world are now using Everpath. The United States is home to 37% of our visitors, with India second (13%).
Last Saturday, Udacity hosted its 2nd Annual Global Meetup. Many attendees at the Seattle meetup had taken either CS101 or CS046 from Udacity. Both are great introduction to programming courses that are free, always available, don't require any prior experience, and can be taken at your own pace. The video curriculum was developed by university professors and the material covers the equivalent of an introductory college course.
We're excited to launch our Getting Started Guides! They're available for each of the technology, business, and design categories in our top navigation bar. Our goal is to provide some additional context about what each category means, as well recommend a few of our favorite courses on the right hand side.
We're happy to announce that we've added 22 free courses from Modern Lessons, a newly launched online learning site. Modern Lessons offers introductory video courses about various technologies like Twitter, Wordpress, and 10 Free Web Tools to Make Your Own Infographics. The founders, Jeff Dunn and Katie Lepi, also run Edudemic, an online resource site for teachers interested in education technology.
SQL is the language to use for communicating with databases. SQL stands for Structured Query Language and is pronounced like 'sequel.'
Learning to program is the beginning of your journey to building your own apps . If your goal is to eventually build a complete website, you'll save lots of time by understanding the world of website frameworks.
If you frequently work in Microsoft Excel and find yourself performing repetitive tasks, you can often automate these tedious steps by creating Excel macros.
Coursera announced yesterday that they've raised an additional $43M. Part of their focus going forward will be to bring Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to the developing world. Coursera currently works with 83 universities (including Stanford and Yale) to offer free video lectures to anyone with an Internet connection. However, only 7% of their courses are offered in a non-English language.
Since launch, Everpath's most popular category is Android programming, and our most popular course is Lynda.com's Building and Monetizing Game Apps for Android.
It's the week of online learning sweepstakes! Both General Assembly and Skillshare are running sweepstakes that are ending very soon. Details below if you are interested.
Online learning is an exciting new opportunity for you to develop your skills and to achieve your personal and professional goals. But it can feel overwhelming if you don't know where to start, or what you need to learn. At Everpath, we think of online learning in 3 stages - exploring, learning, and practicing.