I had never heard of "CourseDuck" until they contacted me recently through email about mentioning my feeble site in their newsletter. So, I checked them out CourseDuck.com.
I like it, and I'm recommending it to others. Here's why:
There is a good representation of training sites
All the sites that I have used in the past seem to be represented (Udemy, Coursera, edX, CodeCademy, Lynda.com, Pluralsight), as well of other sites I've heard of, but never enrolled in any of their courses. This is good since it helps your compare courses across different platforms.
The focus is development and tech training
If you use the search bar at the top of their home page you can find courses about non-technical topics such as parenting skills and ancient Egypt. But, the site does a good job of steering you to the programming courses.
The home page is organized by topics that will interest programming learners
The front page is organized by programming topic and has a filter bar to help you find your topic of interest quickly.
It's not just a front end for paid courses
I love it that there a lot of free courses listed. I found some of my favorite Youtube channels represented in the list. I do purchase courses that interest me, but when beginning to explore a topic, it's great to get a flavor of the topic by finding free offerings.
My favorite areas
There are a ton of topics there that interest me. So, I'll stick to just three:
- Python - That's may default go to language
- Machine Learning - This topic is just going to keep on growing and evolving
- Data Science - My employer is trying to grasp how this is revolutioning their industry
I found a Youtube playlist by Socratica which I really enjoyed. It had no reviews. So, I added a review for it. Probably a good idea for learners to post reviews for the courses they have enjoyed.
So check out CourseDuck and see what you think.