Change, design, Technology

Online Web/Graphic Design and Development Courses

 

Though I went to school for Graphic Design and Multimedia Design, I always find myself searching the web for resources. Technology changes everyday and I have to make sure I’m on the up and up. I’ve paid for courses online as well as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). I’ve attended different graphic and web design workshops in the city (NYC) also.

Below I’ve listed great online and campus courses that I think are very resourceful. I will continue to post more companies once I check them out…

coursera

Coursera

http://www.coursera.com

Coursera was actually the first online MOOC that I’ve taken. It has come a long way from 2012. You can take a course with well known colleges and universities and receive a free certificate of completion or you can pay for a “Verified Certificate”. Coursera also offers specializations certificates which is a set of courses put together that you can purchase individually or together. Upon completion of all courses in the specialization subject you will receive a verified professional certificate.

edx-logo-header

Edx

http://www.edx.org

Edx works just like Coursera. They are also very big on interacting with other students who are taking  the same course as you. Since its debut, it has change a lot. While you can audit the courses for free, if you want to submit work and receive a verified certificate you will need to pay a fee.

udemy

Udemy

http://www.udemy.com

Udemy is another company where I take courses from. Most courses are paid courses but you can complete them at any time and still receive a certificate of completion. Udemy almost always have sales on the courses so be sure to sign up for any newsletters to catch the deals.

General Assembly

https://generalassemb.ly/

General Assembly offers training in design, marketing, coding and data. You can take a course by yourself or with your company. Courses are offered full time, part time and even as a one or two day workshop. Courses are offered online and on campus. Check out their website to find a location near you.

*Prices do vary starting from  free and up and can get expensive. 

Touro College

gst.touro.edu/

Touro College offers workshops every few months and you receive a certificate of completion. When I first started attending workshops at Touro they were free but as of late they have been charging a registration fee which is usually around $20. I’ve  attended workshops as an educator and designer and found all workshops at Touro to be really good and filled with a lot of resources.

 

 

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feelings, Life, Technology, Throwbacks

Go Go Gadget Brittany Part 2: “GoodBye To My First”

Pocket Pc, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone.

I have been using computer phones since they pretty much came out. Computer phones have always been my choice of “Tech Drug” since cell phones became popular. Back in 2002 with a Pocket PC, you could type papers, listen to music, surf the web and even mess with the system by customizing the wallpaper, ringtones, etc… Those were things you couldn’t do with the average phone back then. This was when Windows Phones were ahead of the game.

Fast forward ten years and I’m still a fan of Windows Phones. My latest Windows phone was the Nokia Lumia 710. I liked the live tiles that Windows Phone 7 offer and the instant updates of my friends and families on my wall from various social networks. But with the development of various operating systems dating back to about five years ago ( Andriod, iOS) Windows Phones started to become unpopular. Android phones are coming out left and right and the iPhone is in a league of its own. With that being said I’ve made one of the hardest decisions I could make as far as technology is concerned: I will not be buying a Windows 8 phone but instead I joined Team iPhone this past weekend (tears). It was definitely a tough decision.

The image above shows all of the Windows Phones I’ve owned spanning the past ten years. All the years i spent using this OS has not been in vain. Maybe down the line I will come back to it but I think its time to turn over a new leaf. But Windows Phone will always be my 1st love.