In the last month we introduced a new version of CloudAcademy.
We spent almost 6 months working not only on a new UX/UI for our product, but also trying to answer the most important question for us “How can you learn Cloud without spending hours in our website?“. Meeting after meeting we came up with the idea of creating several small “basic learning” pieces that we called Study Decks.
What is a Deck?
That’s our first approach to learning and the best way for you to learn a specific service (Amazon EC2, for instance) in a funny and useful way. A Deck is basically a set of quizzes related to a single topic/service, that aims to teach you how to use that service and what’s important about that.
It’s not only about learning, each Deck in Cloud Academy has a specific difficulty level. Let’s suppose that you want to learn Amazon EC2, but you are a beginner, and so we cannot bother you with highly complicated quizzes, we want to lead you to the first step: try to understand the basic elements of Amazon EC2.
Well you will get a specific deck for it, with a difficulty shown by a nice bar in the deck and a number represeting the difficulty.
Here there is an example:
Learning with Decks
Each Deck in Cloud Academy has a specific number of questions (quizzes) inside, but each of them have also a Basic Learning statement to explain you the content of the single question answered:
The statement gives you an incredible piece of knowlege easy to read and memorize, and as soon as you go ahead you can learn everything about a specific service. In this case I was doing a Deck about the famous Amazon RDS (Relational Database).
Right now we have a limited number of Decks available in your dashboard and you can try to achieve all of them without any limitation. In a couple of weeks we’ll improve our system and you will be lead through them by assessing your skills: you will be able to do only Decks that are at the same level of your knowledge or a bit more.
Any comment or doubts? Very happy to answer: email@example.com.
Stefano @ CloudAcademy.com
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