3 Ways To Educate Yourself About Tech
Sign in

3 ways to educate yourself about tech

 
print Print email Email
The computer industry is a market that will seemingly never die. Since rocketing into popularity in the eighties and nineties, personal computers, laptops, mobile phones and tablets have become invaluable to our way of living, almost as important as the air we breathe.

And with great success comes great paycheques. If you can crowbar your way into the tech industry and reach a high enough rung on the career ladder, you’ll be able to make a whole heap of cash.

3 ways to educate yourself about tech

Many sites may claim there’s an easy way into this booming industry, but we know one sure-fire strategy – education.

With that in mind, we’ve compiled some of the best ways for you to teach yourself the skills to become a whizz in the tech industry. Take a look and get learning!

Distance learning

The problem with education is that life always gets in the way of it. Whether it’s the job you need to work at for eight hours a day, the family and friends you need to socialise with or the sleep you need to survive, it’s difficult to cram personal development into your busy schedule.

Not so with distance learning, which allows you to study when you want and where you want. So you can fit in some module revision on the bus to work, or browse a course on your phone while you eat your lunch.

Distance learning has come a long way since its infancy as a mail order scheme. Nowadays it’s available entirely online, making it one of the most efficient forms of education on the market today.

For our money, Anglia Ruskin Distance Learning offers one of the most comprehensive university learning programmes available - give them a look and get informed.

MOOCs

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have had their ups and downs, but remain an ideal way to dip into a course. These completely free university modules are open to anyone who’d like to apply and can last upwards of six months depending on the course you choose.

The downside – they don’t provide you with an official qualification, no matter how much you may have learned on your course. If you’re still unsure about travelling down the tech rabbit hole, find a relevant MOOC and see if it suits you BEFORE you part with your cash.

Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a tiny desktop computer that’s affordable and specially designed to teach anyone how to program computers.

At the core of the Raspberry Pi project is education, and their site is fully loaded with teaching tools to help you get to grips with coding. What’s more, the price tag is cheap, starting at around £34 for a basic model.

That’s our list! Can you think of any other neat ways to learn about tech? Perhaps there’s a book you love on the subject, or maybe you’re a tech entrepreneur yourself? Either way, let us know in the comments below!

start_blog_img