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Teaching Java platform to undergraduate students is a process

Posted by mayworm on December 28, 2005 at 4:52 AM PST

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.

Here's How:

  • 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
    and why?
  • 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.