Roadmaps - Learning Paths
The courses are not proper in order. Take as example of sharpoint section. I am very much new to sharepoint and i am not able decide in which order i should watch the videos. Also some of the videos are repeated.
It would be great if you could provide a feature for planning the user learning paths. This is slightly different from "Roadmaps - Learning Paths" feature request that is already proposed as "Roadmaps - Learning Paths" recommend certain "paths". This idea is that the user can pick and choose whatever courses they want or even modules and create their own learning path. The user should be able to see their path, progress, total time required, time already spend and remaining clearly in one place.
In relation to some comments about copying links to Google calendar the user wants to be able to do everything in one place and not in multiple places e.g. Google, Excel spreadsheet as discussed by others. The user should be able to do everything related to my learning path on www.pluralsight.com website.
As a new user, I need a suggested plan to start in each course. For example, if I want to study Business Intelligence, but I am new to this field, I need a suggested courses order to start correctly.
The videos so far I watched are very helpful. Thanks for the hard work your team has done.
I just have a small issue-- being a beginner of specific technology lets say SharePoint, how would I know that out of lets say 15 videos and has 5 videos for Beginner, which one should be my starting point.
It would be very helpful if you can list out the videos like series.
For example, I am working on "Introduction to ASP.NET MVC 3" and, not trying to name and shame, but there seems to be a "time skip" between "Controllers in ASP.NET MVC 3", which is the second course and "Razor Views in ASP.NET MVC 3", which is the third. The latter seems to make references to files I haven't even made yet as they weren't in the previous two parts of the overall course but are necessary for the course I am working on. Now I'm not sure if I should soldier on with what I have and try to cover it as best as possible or jump to another video and hope that shows me what I am missing.
You categorize your courses, and that's great. It would be even more helpful (to some of us, anyway) if you provided "suggested tracks." For example, I'm about to deep dive into MVC . . . I've been .NET since its beginning, and structured programming before that . . . no MVC background. Where do I begin? What would be a good course order/progression for someone wanting to learn MVC? Do I begin with the older MVC, or jump right in to MVC3 courses? That type of thing. If there were a "tracks" listing, I could select MVC and get that information.
Just a thought =)
I would love to see in addition to the library list, a list of "Suggested Paths". For example: I have a great interest in learning everything there is about Team Foundation Server, from settings it up to working with it inside Visual Studio, Excel, etc... While I have found several different sections spread out in the library on Team Foundation Server, it would be nice to goto one location for everything PluralSight recommends in order to become a well rounded user of that product and or any other product/language.
Thank you, FYI Love the videos! Trying to get my organization to order a business package for the rest of the developers, wish me luck! -Warren
A sequential numbering in course title will be helpful for me to decide the ordering of courses to learn. For example, there are many courses in SharePoint 2010, as a newbie to SharePoint, knowing what is first and on will give me more clarity on how to progress. Thanks!
I'm assuming that many people have similar goals: certifications, mastery of a given topic, etc. The courses to reach these goals may be over a variety of different topics. Perhaps to be a Win 8 programmer, a basic c# course or two, a Blend course, 2 XAML's a WPF, and finally the new Win 8 courses, as a hypothetical example.
What I would like to see is the ability to add a 'goal' and create a custom course list that would achieve that goal. Maybe these could be made public or private -- public ones could be rated and sorted by popularity, etc. Then new users would be able to select a goal and have a course list showing them how to get there.
one of the reason I did not just jump on PluralSight was because there was not an obvious PATH from where I am at to where I want to be.
If you could tell the site what type of content you want to follow, and then you are fed a recommendation. So, lets say you want to cover C# Development, it tells you where to start and then maybe offers 3-4 courses, with then some optionals taking you into maybe ASP.NET, WPF and WCF. Of course you aren't held to a particular study path, and you can change it when you like and get different recommendations.
For courses that have a several year history on Pluralsight, it would be nice to have a 'recommended pathway'.
Mostly this is about when a later version of a technology supersedes an earlier version of a course.
There is a Silverlight 3 Fundamentals and a Core Silverlight 4.
If I'm mostly interested in current technology, is it worthwhile viewing Silverlight 3? (It looks like some of the content is replaced in Silverlight 4, but some of it isn't.)
It would be great if there are relevant courses suggested for taking before and after certain courses.
Obvious ones such intro to Visual Studio, and then Intro to .NET C#/VB, but even related ones like after an Intro to MVC 3, take Design Patterns to see how you can use unit of work and repository patterns to abstract your data access layer, etc.
Perhaps even if a whole course isn't relevant, point out related sections in other courses in the same manner?
It would also be helpful if it explained why the before and after courses were suggested.
There should be a road map document attached to every course, so some one who is completely relying on pluralsight for knowledge delivery should know where to start.
At the end of course it would be usefull to have a section called where to next, this could summarise what to do next links to resources, projects ideas etc to help the student further their understanding and also consoidate what has been learnt on the course.
A good example is SharePoint - the lectures are listed in alphabetical order, i would prefer natural progression (e.g. SharePoint Basics is probably #1). Maybe the feature is present and i don't see it. Wouldn't be the first time...
Learning paths are coming with our new website redesign that we’re working on now. We’re in the UX design phase now!
Gary Coates commented
So do we have any real idea of a date for this?
Gary Coates commented
"Learning paths" based on what? Will they be based on certification or just some route pluralsight has determined is correct?
Hassan Abbas commented
It will also help if user can create a customized plan for himself because every body’s level is different. Also it will help if we can just drag and drop the courses to change the sequence (without too many clicks) otherwise its better and quicker to use a notepad like application to make your plan. We already have the Bookmarks feature that can be used if we can change the sequence of bookmarks I believe.
Alex Williams commented
Thank you very much
Jonathan Hobbs commented
Warren Bergstrom commented
Is this still under review?
David Stephen commented
I recently watched the course Entity Framewrok i nthe Enterprise by Julie Lerman where she referenced outher courses.
If on the course outline page on this site you could have reference courses listed and pre and follow on recommendations it would be fantastic
Ashwin B commented
A linked graph like this would be nice. https://www.khanacademy.org/exercisedashboard
Alex Williams commented
Dude, stop making videos and just put them in order. Create a new page called learning path. Put the the lessons that flow together in an ordered list. Then add the new page to the main menu.
David Tsai commented
Or at least sort the courses in a category in an order.
Carlos Nasillo commented
Any updates on this?
William Ames commented
I would love this as well. Not necessarily putting everything in order but create some "suggested playlists" for specific learning goals would be great.
Kaustubh Sarmandal commented
I can probably guess that this feature is not implemented because of political reasons. The incentives are associated with per view of the course, so all the expert courses will be left out or be pushed back in learning path.
Given that, this feature is difficult to implement in current business model, I suggest a variation of this feature request. Like in any University, Can we have a one-on-one with expert counselor, who will gauge our current level and future goals and suggest us a customized plan. I am personally willing to pay $200-$250 for such a plan once every year.
Rodolfo Padilla Ruiz commented
So, 1 year and 2 months under review? Not even a beta testing?
Michael Crayne commented
It may already be requested by could you please use navigation breadcrumbs to easily return to the folder the current course in in?
James Allen commented
OH MY FREAKING LORD!!! I opened up the Sharepoint section of the library. WHAT THE HECK!?! It looks TERRIBLE. PLEASE consider a better organization of these courses.
Farhad Sheikhzeinoddin commented
Great idea. Your experts could help us plan to learn a new technology from zero to hero.
I am struggling with all the different ASP.NET courses and find myself having to stop a course and start another one because I need some background knowledge first.
A three vote please on this one.
Kwok Chau commented
I totally support Chabdab das idea. When I look at the respond from Tanelle I thought it is responded from the future. But after get a close look it is almost years ago. Please I am really looking forward to this feature.
Warren Bergstrom commented
Any updates? Really looking forward to this feature! Thanks