Today we made what have to be the most requested changes to Learn:
- When you start an online workshop all of the lessons are now immediately available to you. We try to provide some better guidance about the expected timeframe and workload of workshops, but allow you to access all of the lessons from the start.
- We also now allow you to register for more than one workshop at a time. There are people who are truly intermediate level or ready for the test-driven workshop who want to get access to the lessons from the preceding workshops. We’re happy to accommodate. If you attempt to register for a second workshop that overlaps with one you’re already taking, we now present a friendly warning message, but allow you to register anyway.
When we originally started Prime it was a completely open system. We saw people sign up and then immediately register for all workshops. We were worried that this lack of focus would cause people not to actually learn, so we put the limits that you are familiar with in place. We were then able to watch how people use the system, collect honest feedback about what worked and what didn’t, and add new features to better guide subscribers in the right direction.
Today, we have better integrated the Trail Maps, improved the onboarding experience, and introduced mentoring. With these, and other numerous small changes, we feel we’re ready to reintroduce some flexibility into the system.
While every day we manually allowed people into extra workshops, and bumped them forward in the workshops they were already in, we understand that it was a nuisance to have to ask, and we appreciate everyone’s patience as we worked to improve the system for everyone.
Thank you again, happy learning!