Yesterday I wrote about a new site I discovered called Product Hunt where I have since discovered a few new products that are of interest. I had mentioned that I had discovered that site through Gibbon which I have found to be an amazing resource.
If you’re not familiar with Gibbon you should take some time to check it out. The Gibbon concept is fairly straightforward. Instructors on the site create learning flows comprised of Web links to blog articles, videos and regular websites. Each learning flow is concentrated into a theme. For example, here a few that I am currently enrolled in:
My interests tend to focus on entrepreneurship, scalable businesses, and programming but there are a wide variety of topics that cover virtually every topic imaginable with more being added with each passing day.
Beyond learning you can create your own learning flows to instruct other Gibbon users on a topic in which you are knowledgeable. There are not any qualifications required to create a learning flow, simply create the learning flow and begin populating it. Gibbon uses a sort of social influence system where the number of individuals signed up for a particular learning flow is displayed on each learning flow. Those with a high number of enrolled members rank high in popularity and receive top billing, those with lower numbers are lower in the ranks. I have created a number of learning flows and enjoy watching them gain traction:
I tend to use the learning flows as a method of capturing focused content on the topics that are of interest to me. It’s also serves a dual purpose of getting my name out there in being interested in these subjects and having knowledge in these areas.
I have had the opportunity of serving as a beta tester for Gibbon so I am a fairly early user. It has been fun watching it grow over the past year or so especially as they have gaining press such as TechCrunch. I highly recommend checking out Gibbon. It’s a great way of learning something new every day with only a few minutes worth of effort.
1. Gibbon: https://gibbon.co
1. Gibbon – 3D Printing: https://gibbon.co/jrsedivy/3d-printing
2. Gibbon – Big Data: https://gibbon.co/jrsedivy/big-data
3. Gibbon – Bitcoin: https://gibbon.co/jrsedivy/bitcoin
4. Gibbon – Entrepreneurship: https://gibbon.co/jrsedivy/entrepreneurship
5. Gibbon – Epic Growth Hacking: https://gibbon.co/hellojeanpierre/epic-growth-hacking
6. Gibbon – Gamification Research: https://gibbon.co/jrsedivy/gamification-research
7. Gibbon – iOS Development: https://gibbon.co/pinda/ios-development
8. Gibbon – iOS Programming for Beginners: https://gibbon.co/psy2k/ios-programming-for-beginners
9. Gibbon – Learning CSS3: https://gibbon.co/paulbremer/learning-css3
10. Gibbon – Learning Ruby: https://gibbon.co/maxsteenbergen/learning-ruby
11. Gibbon – Objectivism: https://gibbon.co/jrsedivy/objectivism
12. Gibbon – Startup Lessons: https://gibbon.co/wdeb/startup-lessons
13. Gibbon – Web Development: https://gibbon.co/jrsedivy/web-development
14. TechCrunch – Gibbon Launches A Different Kind of Education Startup, With User-Generated Learning Playlists for All: http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/10/gibbon-learning-playlists/