Kill Online Distractions: 5 Tools to Help You Stay Focused

Distraction blocking tools to help you stay focused on elearning or work

Phones, emails, social media accounts, and about a hundred other things are constantly competing for our attention. Can tech tools help us stay focused? A lot of apps say that they help humans work better and faster. But the truth is that the more interactive tools we use, the more focus-shattering notifications we get. In many ways, technology has gotten us into this problem. Can it help us get out of it? In a previous article, I explained why I

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SQL Mythbuster – 5 Reasons Why No One Should Be Afraid of SQL

Anyone can learn SQL.  It’s not as hard as you think! In today’s world, even those in non-technical jobs need some technical skills.  And you don’t have to be a hard-core nerd to get these skills.  Let me tell you my own story. A few years ago, I wasn’t considering learning SQL or anything else that I labelled “technical”.  My background is in sociology, journalism, and scriptwriting, and I thought computer languages were pretty sci-fi.  But once I started working

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Why I Choose Learning Apps … And You Should Too

Learning from books is so 1999. Can app-based learning do any better? Do you like wasting your time? I don’t. Any time I start something, I find out how to do it efficiently. For me, this means learning new skills using apps and online learning rather than books. Online and app-based learning focuses on you, the student. This is the exact opposite of traditional learning, which is teacher-driven. There is a physical classroom and students, but the teacher plays the

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Strategies for Online Learning Success

Internet-based learning is very popular. Knowing your learning style and motivations will help you study smarter, not harder. We tend to spend a lot of time online these days. Between watching funny YouTube videos, catching up on news and celebrity gossip, and binge-watching our favorite Netflix series, we even find the time to learn new skills. But are we in a constant learning process? How can we pluck out – from the vast resources of the Internet – the exact

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6 Ways You Can Learn SQL

Learning a new skill can be a daunting task, especially in programming. SQL is not immune to this. Luckily, with the Internet and the explosion of programming-related information out there, we have a lot of options! But we then come to a new roadblock. Where to begin? How will we know which option is best for our budget, skill level, and schedule? This article tackles these questions and gives you a roadmap – or should we say a couple of

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18+ Best Online Resources for Learning SQL and Database Concepts

In the original version of this article, I presented the 18 best online resources for learning SQL. After more than a year, I refreshed the list – mainly by adding some recently-released courses. As a result, the article has grown significantly. The “18+” in the title doesn’t mean that this article is adults-only reading. It indicates that you can expect much more than my initial 18 resources. But let’s get to the point and take a closer look at some of

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