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Introducing Daily Practice Mode!

July 10th, 2017 in

What’s new at DataCamp: introducing a brand new daily practice mode.

Every data science students know that learning data science requires focus, discipline, and practice every day. Starting today, you can build up your data science fluency with the DataCamp practice mode. Once you complete a course, practice mode for that course gets unlocked and you will be challenged with 5 exercises that you can take at any time. These exercises cover familiar content from a different perspective, helping you learn the subject matter at a deeper level. We recommend you do at least one full session of practice mode daily to maximize retention of a new concept.

Data science mastery doesn’t come easy, and practicing on a daily basis with the content you learned from courses will make your learning much more efficient and thorough.

The format of these challenges vary. From analyzing a graph to writing the script to reproduce the output shown, or even writing the output of a given script, these challenges will test your knowledge in a fun and engaging way.

We believe this is such an important part of the learning process, that we’ve featured practice mode right in your dashboard. For now, the following courses have challenges unlocked once the course is completed:

More to come so stay tuned!

Oh, and you get 250xp for each challenge session you complete. So don’t wait, start practicing today!

Comments

michaelsullivan
Hi - I love the idea of the practice mode and have started using it for R intermediate. I have two suggestions:
1. Do allow the user to write the full code, especially at an intermediate level. Perhaps you could mix both the current approach and this approach.
2. Is is possible to increase the difficulty based on performance in practice? The more I get correct, the more challenging the questions?
3. I'd suggest providing a link to the appropriate video if the answer is incorrect. This will allow the user to quickly relearn the topic.
07/23/17 3:38 PM |
michaelsullivan
Hi - I love the idea of the practice mode and have started using it for R intermediate. I have two suggestions:
1. Do allow the user to write the full code, especially at an intermediate level. Perhaps you could mix both the current approach and this approach.
2. Is is possible to increase the difficulty based on performance in practice? The more I get correct, the more challenging the questions?
3. I'd suggest providing a link to the appropriate video if the answer is incorrect. This will allow the user to quickly relearn the topic.
07/23/17 3:36 PM |
matthewswahn
This looks great! Any plans on bringing this to the google play store or the apple store?
07/17/17 1:20 AM |
matthewswahn
This looks great! Any plans on bringing this to the google play store or the apple store?
07/17/17 12:44 AM |
karlijn
HI matthewswahn, we're indeed working on a mobile app :) We'll definitely keep you and the other DataCampers updated!
07/17/17 8:16 PM |
bcruparel
this is so addictive! I have been 'playing' with the exercises in the Python courses and have been having a lot of fun with them. you should release them for ALL courses, especially the Python courses.
07/16/17 10:17 PM |
karlijn
Hi bcruparel! Great to hear you're enjoying the practice mode :D We're currently working hard to release more practice modes for all courses, also the Python ones :) Stay tuned!
07/17/17 8:12 PM |