How do I stay on top of everything?
I’m tracking all of this using a public Trello board. I find keeping things visual and as simple as they can be is how I work best. Feel free to follow along with my progress.
What my Trello board looks like as of 13 September 2017.
Why create my own path?
During my studies at university, I often found myself asking lecturers and professors,
Will this be on the test?
What I really meant was,
I’m not going to learn this unless it’s on the final exam.
This article by Seth Godin hits the nail on the head.
I’ve spent enough time at university this decade.
I did, however, use two main criteria when deciding how I was going to learn.
In terms of cost, a postgraduate degree in Computer Science at the universities in my area was between $20,000 AUD and $30,000 AUD per year (a minimum of two years). I’ll use the low-end for the sake of future comparisons.
Based on my previous experience at university, it was anything but flexible. Strict due dates, medical certificates for basically any absence, strict class times, one-time only lectures, a 70-minute round trip commute from where I live to my closest campus, etc. These are not necessarily bad things but when you compare it to the alternative of online learning, things start to look a little different.