At TrainingCloud we're building everything you need to learn or fine-tune web development skills, starting with Drupal 8/9 and PHP.

Whether you participate in our private team training or join one of our public cohorts, our sandbox environments and cloud tools help you learn, experiment, build, and code without ever leaving your browser.

Online learning: some good, some bad, some ugly

Learning technical skills online isn't always straightforward. Between text-based tutorials, zines, pre-recorded screencasts, livestreams, MOOCs, and webinars it can be difficult to choose the most suitable and budget-friendly option.

Despite the best intentions and efforts of their creators, online learning materials are often incomplete, outdated, of varying technical and educational quality, or written with the wrong audience in mind.

That's why we decided to build the learning platform we wished existed when we started our web development journey many, many years ago. A platform that stimulates active learning and removes all possible barriers; a platform that teaches the foundations, that explains which practices are good practices (and why), and how to use source code, project documentation, and other tools to continue learning and exploring.

Effective Learning

For effective technology education, a learning platform needs:

  • correct, up-to-date, and well-written content
  • an authentic lab environment for relevant practice
  • real-world projects that underpin each course
  • frequent quizzes and self-assessment opportunities
  • a clear, accessible, and distraction-free user interface
  • learning analytics to help you track your progress
  • a community of learners and mentors for additional support

These are the foundational components on which we built TrainingCloud.

In the weeks and months to come we'll write more about the science and opensource technology that underpins our platform.

Until then we look forward to hearing from you. Let us know what you're missing in today's learning sites, Learning Management Systems, and Learning Experience Platforms. Tell us what you love and hate in today's training offers around the world.