So you want to become a web developer? Your next step is to determine your goals.
Step Three: Define your goals
- Ask yourself what you want to achieve:
Setting a goal is crucial to keep yourself on track. Also – let’s be honest – it’s much more fun learning to code when you know what you want to achieve.
First, think about what you want. Would you like to create websites from scratch? Build the most downloaded zombie game ever? Display photos of your latest trip on a blog?
By establishing what you’re aiming for, you’ll learn with purpose, and your learning experience will be more enjoyable.
- Set yourself smaller targets along the way:
In the same way that working towards a final goal drives your learning, our research shows that setting smaller targets is also an essential part of developing new skills. That’s one of the reasons project-driven learning is at the heart of our teaching method: students improve their skills by completing a wide variety of professional projects, gaining hands-on experience so they can become operational web developers!
For example, our Bachelor-level Degree in Frontend Web Development features nine projects to help students develop the full range of skills needed, such as creating a variety of websites using several programming languages, building a game or mapping technical solutions.
As each project is completed, the student attains a new goal. They understand how to apply a skill-set to a real-life situation, and the project becomes part of the student’s professional portfolio.
If you are interested in finding out more about project-driven learning and our online degree, feel free to book a call with a student advisor today!
Thanks for reading, we’ll be back tomorrow with Step Four!