We believe that students learn best when their hands are on the keyboard, writing code, working with data, and solving problems. Consequently, our courses consist of short 3 to 4-minute videos separated by interactive coding exercises. Videos are intended to teach students the concepts necessary to solve the exercises that follow. A course is intended to cover a similar amount of material as a 4-hour workshop. Watch the following video to learn about the different components that make up a DataCamp course. 

By the end, you’ll understand what a course is and isn’t, the terminology we use to refer to the different components of a course and understand the anatomy of a DataCamp course.

Courses consist of:

  • Four chapters
  • 12-15 lessons
  • 44-60 exercises (including videos)

Chapters consist of:

  • 3-4 lessons
  • 8-12 exercises (Chapter 1 only)
  • 10-16 exercises (Chapters 2-4)

Lessons consist of:

  • One video followed by 2-4 exercises
  • We think of a lesson as the basic unit of a course. A lesson must have a clear learning objective that is laid out in the video and applied in the exercises.
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