Treehouse Learning

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Treehouse is a very unique massive open online course (MOOC) website. Unlike sites whose content is delivered by users-turned- mentors, or whose classes are ones filmed at colleges or universities (and given by their lecturers), Treehouse is famous for employing its own in-house teachers. It has no managers, and is run by its employees in a friendly and relatively free-spirited environment. It is a website which puts a lot into production, and that is not a given. There are many MOOCs which have a ton of courses, and even qualified instructors – but put very little thought into the filming, and have no production value.

Some may be okay with that, but I feel that you need to have a more polished look and feel, if you are interested in truly engaging online students. I am not saying that production is everything. Obviously, the basis of all quality education is the staff and the actual course material which can be read about on But, you have to admit that watching a well-lit, great-sounding video, shot in a studio by professionals, is a lot better than viewing a cheaply-made one shot at the home of a random, albeit experienced, user.

Treehouse’s goal is help those who are interested in making it in the information technology (IT) business. They have courses on web and app development, business, and anything in between. Their focus on IT is one which is attracting the attention of many students, and they currently have over 180,000 of them. Obviously, some are more active than others, but it is still a large number. A lot of MOOCs are all about learning at your own pace and in your own time. Treehouse’s course videos are generally broken up into up-to- 30-minute segments, which facilitate better knowledge retention, and allow the student to get things done faster. Many students can get individual segments done while on their morning or evening commute, and this is part of what makes the site so popular. mooc

From career changing novices to professional web developers looking to improve their digital chops, Treehouse has courses for anyone who is interested in programming and working in IT. They have entire tracks dedicated to beginners, which come as a bundle of videos and allow the student to go from basics to job readiness in a matter of months. The added bonus is that it is relatively inexpensive, especially compared to trade schools and designated hi-tech establishments.

Whether you want to learn a language for fun, or for your job, or in order to build a portfolio and land a new job – Treehouse has got you covered. Founded in 2011, the company has offices in Portland, Oregon and Orlando, Florida. There are over a dozen main categories and languages to choose from, with varying levels of skill and knowledge. It is a user-friendly website (obviously, it has to be), and there is a very active community of students. The forums are always busy, and there it can be a very dynamic experience. Treehouse even takes it one step further, and organizes real live events, such as lectures given by industry experts, which students can participate in.

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Better Emails With Grammarly

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better emails with grammarlyWe are all mammals and monday’s treat us all the same. Here at mammal monday’s, this mammal loves to write. There is nothing more unprofessional than sending out a cover letter or resume with spelling mistakes or grammatical errors. It is the fastest way to guarantee no-one ever reads them the whole way through, and the easiest way to get passed over. And nobody wants to be put in the junk pile, right?

This is a basic Grammarly review, based on the time I got to spend with it. It is a good piece of software, and there is a lot to say about its pros and cons. I’ll keep it short.

These days, writing good English is a must-have skill. It is used everywhere, and being an internationally-used language, it can be a liability or an asset. Programs like Grammarly make sure that what you are sending out is free of embarrassing mistakes.

Not only that, but Grammarly can also help you become a better writer. The ability to write and convey ideas clearly is a gift that some possess naturally, but it is also a learned skill. You can become a lot better than you are now, with the help of software such as this.

Grammarly advertises itself as being the world’s moscurate grammar checker, and this claim is not too far from the truth. It can help detect errors in your text, by using over 250 grammatical laws. It helps with punctuation, syntax, and spelling, and that means a lot.

The word processors which many of us use can be very beneficial, but there are many mistakes which these programs don’t catch. Grammarly detects mistakes up to 10-times more than Microsoft’s Word, for instance, and this is why it is the go-to choice for over 4 million people, all around the globe.

As far as pricing goes, Grammarly works on a subscription-based scale. For individuals (they have several plans) the pricing is as follows:

Monthly subscription – $30

3 months – $60

1 year – $140

writing is funWeb extensions – there is a free version, which is good, but they become fully functional after subscribing. Safari, Firefox, and Chrome work with Grammarly, and there are also Windows and Mac Apps.

So, if you are looking for a writing-enhancement software that can assist you with your schoolwork, job assignments, or social media posts – check out Gramamrly. It is web-based, so you can use it anywhere. It includes a plagiarism checker, so you can be sure that what you are writing is original. And it also helps you become a better writer, by using language algorithms that detect context and redundancy. It helps you choose how to express yourself, in a much clearer way.  A great review of Grammarly on explains further why using Grammarly can take your writing from bland to grand.

Many times, you want to send a message that is professional and easy to read. Grammarly can facilitate this desire, and help you advance your own English language skills along the way.