How do you learn best?

How do you learn best? What are your favorite resources, techniques, etc. around picking up new skills or technology?

Conversely, if you feel like you don't learn well, what's holding you back or is difficult about learning something new?

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    By doing. And building real projects. Sure, to-do-list examples for new frameworks contain most of the use-cases but if I don't need it in a real-life situation I either lose interest or postpone (aka forget) it.

    I tried to build a new learning platform/app with a friend a while ago. If you have any questions, let me know. We had the chance to gather some insights into current ed-tech-related things during that time.

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    Implementing a non-trivial pet project in a new technology is the best way to learn - you learn much more from mistakes and hitting problems than when everything goes smooth.

    It's not easy, but it's worth it.

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      Totally agree! Building something forces you to problem solve and come up with solutions through research and experimentation. I definitely feel like I remember tech I build with more than when I study with other methods.

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        Yes, and the understanding you gain that way is much deeper.

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