How do I choose a MOOC? There are just so many! I love freeCodeCamp at face value, but everything after the Quality Assurance seems a little less applicable to my desired career path. I like Coursera and edX next, but they’re focused and make me feel like I should already know exactly what I want to pursue. Udemy and several others seem best for hand-picking niche/refined topics.
This is extremely helpful, thank you! So I will happily accept a paid, pro membership to something like a Coursera or Scrimba to supplement the free, existing FCC structure.
For my next question then, would you be able to describe or explain, why Scrimba over Coursera, CodeAcademy, or a hand-picked paid offering from Udemy? Is it primarily a preference for how Scrimba teaches/interacts?
Scrimba does have paid courses, but there are quite a few courses you can access totally for free. For me, I’d choose to supplement an FCC curriculum with Scrimba because of the interactivity.
I think a combination of lessons and interactivity make for strong foundations, especially in the web development side of things. And I’m speaking as the Lead Software Engineer for a company for almost 7 years now with no degree.