The Death of Mass-Produced Learning

“Nobody gets fired for buying IBM.”

These few words send a powerful message. Go safe. Go easy. And it will all work out. It does for a while, but innovation always wins.

In technical training, it seems like choosing a platform with thousands of courses covering hundreds of topics is a safe bet. Surely there's something for everyone - how could you go wrong? Udemy, Pluralsight and Coursera are the usual safe options in training, all with a huge number of courses to choose from. There is a certain reassurance that everything you need is surely covered somewhere in a course. This is mass-produced learning: the aim is quantity over quality.

Ask yourself, is your team made up of generalists or specialists? How much time do they have available to sift through hundreds of training courses to find the one they need? What damage could be caused to your organisation if they're given poor training? Chances are your team are specialists with limited time. They need to be able to perform at their best. Specialised training is crucial.

This is why mass-produced learning is dying. Specialised training saves time and gives a better learning experience.

Innovative Technical Training

When you think of tech companies these days, who comes to mind? Google, Amazon, Apple, even Microsoft. But IBM? Rarely. What was once a safe bet is now out of date. Other companies have assessed the needs of their users and developed innovative solutions to solve their problems.

Learning must be designed to suit the individual, and teach them all that they will possibly need. People in specialised roles need a complete, comprehensive package to boost their skills in a way generalised training does not.

High-quality, focused training is the innovation that will push learning forward.

Git for Scientists

Git for Scientists is the first in a new wave. We've created a hands-on learning experience that covers everything scientists need to know about Git and nothing more.

We give scientists proper grounding in the fundamentals and how to use Git collaboratively. Instead of learning by following, you learn by doing. Our practical exercises plunge you into broken repos and make you work through what has gone wrong. This is the only way to develop the practical skills you need to handle real-world Git problems with confidence.

Nobody gets fired for choosing the better option.

Learn more about Git for Scientists.

Thomas Bradbury
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