Is online learning is effective?

Hello mate,

Have a very good day! Hope you will give me your best idea. I started learning about programming like- PHP, jQuery, MySQL, Java. And for this I am following online website. But my question is if I follow and try online can I learn effectively. Or are there another way to learn?

Please let me know. Thanks!

Of course there are other ways too.

I think a combination of online courses and trainings and trying things out in your own editor(s) and test when somethings comes into your mind is a fast way.

You could also engage in online projects, in the beginning to just observe and learn how others do things, can be very fruitful.

Glad you asked!

And welcome to the forum!

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Thank you for your reply. I am also thinking to learn it both way like online and practice them regularly. In this way I can easily keep them in my mind and can use them fruitfully.

The internet is a great resource for information on a huge variety of subjects, but it does have it’s problems.
The thing to remember is that on the internet, anyone can publish almost anything on-line, without have to go through proper proof reading, fact checking, source validation, or having to have a reputable publisher choose to publish the work.
While this may offer a lot of “creative” freedom and opportunities for many, it also means that not all you find on the internet can always be trusted for one reason of another.

When it comes to web development, there are many good and bad resources out there.
There will be info and tutorials out there that may be out-dated, poor quality, incomplete, not showing best practices, produced by ill-informed amateurs or just plain wrong.
For a beginner, not being too well versed in a subject, it can be hard to differentiate between what is a good resource and what is bad, so it’s a very easy trap to fall into, to start learning the wrong things from the wrong places and be blissfully ignorant of the fact.
I see it regularly in the forums, “new” developers using old methods, and when you try to tell them, they often don’t want to know.

So it’s best to check before you start taking it in that what you learn is up-to-date and from a reputable source.

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