By Brian von Knoblauch
As a drummer, I enjoy using a couple tools online to learn new songs and methods. Drumeo is an online learning platform that is also great for taking online lessons and learning songs. There are also some great YouTube channels for learning how to play in general or for specific songs.
By Stan Ziemba
Some very good resources for professional development are the great offerings provided by our very own Human Resources department. They offer everything from classes on management and writing skills to diversity and accessibility training.
By Matt Coulter
An online resource that has been very helpful to me over the years has been the w3schools.com website. The website’s claim is that it provides “simple and interactive learning experiences”.
The key to this is their “Try it Yourself” code editing windows that allow you to see and interact with code samples and their output together:
Their website makes it very easy to find relevant information and presents it in a very clear manner:
By Tom Fazzio
Course (40 minutes): Online Searching Tips and Tricks
Effective search can dramatically improve efficiency. This course has small modules on how to really begin to use search engines with tools like booleans (+ or -), limiting scope of a search, calculating time differences, and other interesting math conversions.
By Claire Harshberger
I wish I had discovered the Zettelkasten Note Taking Method a long time ago. I started a handwritten box of notes, but here are instructions for a digital set:
Here’s a class on Microsoft Office Time Management that was time well spent for me:
And for fun, I highly recommend this tutorial for any gardeners out there. I have made these, and it’s basically a no-fail process!
By Dave Wickis
I’ve been learning to use a 3d printer. One of the best programs for creating your own models for 3d printing is Autodesk’s Fusion 360.
Here’s a great LinkedIn learning course on getting started with Fusion 360:
By Jackson McCall-Bush
This course was very helpful in learning the basics of Python. There was a lot of interaction with the course, and I gleaned a lot even though I already knew the basics! I cannot recommend this course enough!