132. How to choose online courses & learn from them

career strategy Jan 04, 2023

At this time of year, many ambitious professionals sign up to education programmes to take their career to the next level. Here's a guide on how to choose the right course for you and make the most of it once you've signed up.

How to choose the right online course for you:

  1. Familiarise yourself with the instructor’s work and point of view
    • Invest your time and energy before you invest your money. If the instructor has a podcast, listen to it. If they have written articles, read them. 
  2. See who the instructor’s community of students is and see if they inspire you.
  3. Be aware of the pricing: if it seems too good to be true, it often is.
  4. Take courses that have case studies because we learn best from stories.

To get the most out of a course:

  1. Set aside a regular time in your week as your class time, as if you were going to a real university lecture.
  2. When you are taking the course, regularly ask yourself: what insight did I get from this?
    • By doing this, you take responsibility for your own learning and results.
  3. Do what the instructor tells you to do. You paid for their expertise, so use it!

 

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