The best ways to learn new technologies

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New technologies emerge regularly and sometimes can be intimidating. However, there is nothing to be afraid of. Every person has a different learning style. This leads to the requirement of different teaching processes. However, watching, reading and listening, or feeling, can be great ways to learn new subjects and skills.
Here are seven steps that can help you embracing and learning new platforms and tools. You can determine which method is best for you and find the learning resources most suitable for different your learning needs.

What are the best ways to learn?

In the following section, we will look at the six common approaches to learning

Overcoming resistance

There is always a bit of fear that holds us back when we push ourselves to try new things. Sometimes, you need to push yourself to do it. We should not be scared of making mistakes and fail because even most experienced professionals started that way. Accepting and absorbing these facts will kill the fear and let you face reality.

Lean new terminology

To become familiar with new technologies, you need to try to keep up with the latest tech jargon. To learn any language you need to be willing to work hard and not be afraid to make mistakes. Even if you consciously think you don’t understand any of it, internally, your brain will be creating a mind map of everything you learn.

Don’t be afraid to experiment

It’s not about knowing how things work, or reading every manual; it’s about experimenting and trying new things out just for the sake of it. This is a quite useful way of learning new subjects.

Finding right resources

There is an overwhelming amount of resources when it comes to technology. Every platform wants developers to use their packages to make their lives easy. Findings the right resources will help you to get the information and to get rid of the fear of a beginner. The boon and curse of programming are that there is no one right way to do a thing.

Ask for help

Finding obstacles is very common regarding learning a technology. That is when sites like Stack Overflow comes into play. Most of the times you will find there a question that fits your requirement. There are many other technologies chats where you can a variety of questions regarding new technology. Use them wisely-

Teach others

Teaching others can hone your skills at a different level. Only by teaching others, you will get a world view of things you have learned. For instance, how do you take a concept as complex as a Machine learning and explain it to a complete newbie? Only by sharing what you know, you will realize where you stand

Have fun learning

Involving elements that make you enjoy while learning is a great way to acquire new knowledge. Such methods simplify understanding and remembering the new material. You can employ learning methods based on your experience, with small changes as per the requirement.
Learn a new technology is not an easy ride, but its worth it. There are times you will feel worthless; there are times you feel like the most capable. It all part of learning of the learning process.
What is the technology you have always wanted to learn? Choose a project and use that technology to finish the project. Ask for help when you get confused or lost. Learn from the ones who had already done the same things.

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