Teaching Java platform to undergraduate students is a process
Learning Java platform is a process. Some JUG Petropolis members and me have been teaching Java platform for five years free of charge in an academic environment. Our focus is to help somebody in a academic community, who wants to learn Java. I always describe a strategy to make sure that students can continue to learn Java effectively.
- Remember that learning Java platform is a gradual process - it does not happen overnight.
- Define your learning objectives early: What do you want to learn
- Make learning a habit. Try to learn something every day, and put it into practice. You need to type code!
- Remember to make learning a habit! If you study each day for 30
minutes Java will be constantly in your head. If you study once a week, Java will not be as present in your mind.
- Choose your materials well. You can get tips of sites and materials with a JUG near you.
- Find friends to study and practice with. Learning Java together can be very encouraging.
- Move your finger! Practice coding what you are learning. It may
seem strange, but it is very effective.
- Be patient with yourself. Remember learning is a process - writing
a code well takes time.
- Communicate! There is nothing like communicating. Book exercises
are good - having a JUG friend on the other side of the world who understands your code is fantastic!
- Use the Internet. The Internet is the most exciting, unlimited
Java resource that anyone could imagine and it is right at your finger tips.