Our website is getting a facelift 

 August 21, 2019

By  Peter

Over the last couple of months, we’ve been working on a major update for our website.

With this update, we aim to modernize the user interface and to make your learning experience more efficient and productive.

Most of the changes we are making are on the inside: the pages you use after you have logged in.

We have worked hard to improve the pages you use to access the course content, communicate (like the forum and the Q&A tool), and your account pages.

We have also introduced a few new features, such as the ability to send direct messages to other students.

Please watch this 10-minute video for a quick tour of the updated site (video is above).

We are still working on it on our staging server. We plan to upgrade our production server within August. The upgrade process will require some downtime, perhaps up to 5 hours. We’ll broadcast an announcement with the date and time when this will happen.

During the upgrade process, you will not be able to access your courses

Oh, before I forget… We are also working on the development of a mobile app for iOS and Android devices. This will allow you to take your courses with you, anywhere you go. You’ll even be able to access them offline. Very cool… I’ll post a seperate article about this in the next week or so.

Please watch the video and feel free to leave your comments below.

Peter


Peter Dalmaris is an educator, electrical engineer, electronics hobbyist, and Maker. Creator of online video courses on DIY electronics and author of three technical books, and has recently released his book Maker Education Revolution.   As a Chief Tech Explorer since 2013 at Tech Explorations, the company he founded in Sydney, Australia, Peter’s mission is to explore technology and help educate the world.  Tech Explorations offers educational courses and Bootcamps for electronics hobbyists, STEM students and STEM teachers. A life-long learner, Peter’s core skill is in explaining difficult concepts through video and text. With over 15 years of tertiary teaching experience, Peter has developed a simple yet comprehensive style in teaching that students from all around the world appreciate.  His passion for technology and in particular for the world of DIY open source hardware has been a dominant driver that has guided his personal development and his work through Tech Explorations. Peter’s current online courses have helped over 60,000 people from around the world to be better Makers. 

Peter Dalmaris

  • I’m looking forward to the Android App. I already used some courses on my tablet when for example I was waiting at my doctors or for a bus, etc. But always needed online access
    🙂

    • Hi Michael, yes, we are working on it.

      We discovered a couple of issues in the new software, so we are delaying the upgrade for a little longer while the developers are getting them fixed.

      We have scheduled another full round of testing for this week. If this testing is flawless, we’ll do the upgrade by end of next week.

      Of course, we’ll keep you informed via email.

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