Where Great Students Meet Great Teachers
- David Fan, 2008
Educator.com is a site dedicated to providing quality educational courses for high school and college level students. With numerous courses in each subject area – Mathematics, Sciences, Computer Programming, Software Training, Language & Music, and Test Prep – Educator.com has a course for anyone interested in taking courses for high school or college. Even though I graduate from high school and college long ago, I found numerous courses that could benefit me as a business owner and online publisher. For instance, I would benefit from improving my skills in HTML, CSS, and WordPress. Courses in Quickbooks and PhotoShop would also be helpful. My son, who is in 8th grade (homeschool) could take more than half of his high school level courses at Educator.com. They have everything he needs to fill in his transcript for Math, Science, and English. Plus, he could take electives in Music Theory, Computer Science, and Software Training. Beyond that, he would only need a few history courses, a foreign language course, and some electives in the arts. Since he is taking Tae Kwon Do and Piano lessons, he already has P.E. and music covered.
Since HTML and CSS are two things I need to know in order to customize WordPress themes for myself and my clients, I decided to check out the HTML5 course. I’ve picked up a little bit of knowledge about HTML and CSS, including how to both write and interpret some of the codes used. However, I often find myself stumped by a task that I want to perform, but don’t have enough knowledge to complete. What is that saying? I know just enough to be dangerous! Yeah, that’s the one!
When I clicked on the HTML Training course, I was immediately taken to a video introduction from the instructor, who told me a little about himself and the course itself. Once I clicked the first lesson, the screen was split into 3 sections: a small screen showing the instructor, a large screen showing what he was doing, and a small screen detailing the lesson’s progress (section titles with video timing markers). As I progressed through the video lesson, I could easily identify what I had done, how much time I had already spent, what I had left to do, and how much time it would take to do it. As the instructor suggested, I worked along with him, pausing the video as necessary so that I could do the tasks myself. The first lesson was about creating a web page and learning basic HTML codes to style it. Honestly, I had no idea how quick and easy it would be to create a basic web page. All I had to do was take a typical text file and save it with the .html tag at the end. Once that was done, I could open the file in a web browser and watch my progress. I’m going to sound a little bit geeky here, but HOW COOL IS THAT? (Psst! If you want to see what I did, click here.) I am very excited about continuing the course in HTML and I hope to move on to CSS in a few weeks. OK, maybe a few months is more accurate, since the holidays are imminent and I will be traveling quite a bit.
In case my introductory paragraph didn’t make it crystal clear, please note that Educator.com is not a tutoring site. It is so much more than that! It provides complete lessons in a variety of subjects! Educator.com provides:
- Ability to pinpoint your problem topic exactly in our videos.
- Multiple examples worked out and explained in each lecture.
- Detailed notes with each lecture.
- Taught by the most effective college professors.
- Interactive student community to answer questions.
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Disclaimer: This review was conducted on behalf of Educents, a deal site featuring educational resources. I was provided a subscription to Educator.com in exchange for a review. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are my own.