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Some thoughts about Treehouse
After a few days trying out Treehouse here are some thoughts, suggestions.
At this moment I'm on the 2-week trial. After taking some courses I think I'll stay with Treehouse as my primary on-line education platform. I can and will recommend Treehouse to everyone who wants to learn something new in this field. Also, the company philosophy is great, I want to support that.
Treehouse is not the cheapest platform (especially now with the euro devaluation :) ) but I think the price is reasonable if you take in account high-quality courses, great support, workspaces and that knowledge rules. That said, I think the Pro enrollment is out of reach for most students trying to start a new career. I appreciate the Pause-function for enrollment you have, though.
Some suggestions: Please try not to change the code between the videos without a note. I think many students work along and don't download the project code for every video to be up-to-date. I think Nick Pettit's How to make a website is the best example how to do this.
Most of us are here because we like educate ourselves by video-lesson. The teachers notes are great, but if you want some quick reference or some link the teacher posted and you don't remember where exactly he was talking about this, you have to open every video and look through the notes to find the information later. Maybe some wiki-like page with all notes in one place for every stage would be a solution for this.
You tell the students to practice, practice, practice. But in my experience, starting new languages or techniques, the biggest problem is find inspiration to create something new and practice. Maybe you could add more challenges, or something like extend the actual project at the and of a stage. Or suggestions for a new project, or some programming exercises. The course Git Basics had some extra stars. I think thats something like this you could include in most of the courses.
Great site, great company, great content, great teachers. Keep educating !!!
John Steer-FowlerCourses Plus Student 11,734 Points
Hi Dani Speh
I have been a student on Treehouse now for getting on 2 years, and everything you said here pretty much sums up my experience of Treehouse over those two years.
The reason for me saying this, is so you know that even in the future, if you devote a long time to studying on Treehouse you will still love it :D
Keep up the good work, I look forward to seeing more of you around the forums here.