Michael Kahn

Business Solutions Group has been serving the Mt. Prospect area since 2009, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

3 Programs That Help Teach Software Development Skills

3 Programs That Help Teach Software Development Skills

Even if coding isn’t your cup of tea, the knowledge of how to read it can be quite useful. Since the Internet is a thing with plentiful resources, there is no shortage of options for learning more about code. We’ll outline some of the best options for how to foster these skills and increase the knowledge you have on this topic.

In particular, knowing a little bit about code can help you with hiring new talent. You want your developers and web designers to know their code, so knowing a little yourself can help you weed out the unqualified candidates. Of course, this is just one use of this knowledge. Here are some of the resources you can use to make this opportunity happen.

MIT OpenCourseWare
This particular resource was created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to share knowledge of various past courses offered at the university. The best part of this is that it is free, making it accessible to all. The information provided includes lectures, notes, and plenty of other materials. Something to note however is that this particular resource is aimed more at the intermediate level of experience rather than the beginner level, but with the right resources, you can get a working knowledge of code and work your way up.

Udemy
Udemy offers paid courses for a variety of topics and subjects. These are generally presented in a video format. Users find these lessons quite easy to understand, as they tend to take an educational approach to the content delivery. Udemy offers courses for all skill levels, and it provides all of the resources you need to get started. With plenty of pricing options available, you can find the sources that best suit your needs. Udemy even has a Udemy for Business section that can help your organization with Team Plans. These are billed annually at a rate of $240/user, so as long as you have at least five employees who are interested, it can be quite valuable. There is also an enterprise plan available, but the cost will vary depending on the number of users.

edX For Business
edX is a great tool for education purposes that can help you with just about any subject out there. Computer science and other IT-related topics are available for your viewing. With specialized plans that provide your employees with many different topics related to your business, you can focus on employee education in a way that may not have been possible previously. Better yet, the cost of the enrollment codes will actually scale to your specific business needs, making it a truly scalable solution.

Ultimately, the best solution for your business will depend on your specific needs, so do your research beforehand and you can’t go wrong with your choice. To learn more about how to better your business, keep an eye on Business Solutions Group’s blog.

 

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