One of the goals of fifthtry is to organise education content for the world for self learners. Internet is full of educational content, free and paid. But it’s really hard to go on a self learning path.
The goal of
Project Primer is to help solve self learning. You know
nothing and want to become a Google DevOps? Open a car repair shop? Do
your tax calculation?
We are kind of misusing this term here, its typically used only for
Degree represents something you can learn over a
period of time. Ideally you are working on a single
degree at a
Technically “Google DevOps” or “AC repair person” is not a
but we are calling it
degree till we get a better name.
degree qualifies you to do something substantial in life,
ideally change your career, but can also be non-vocational too, eg
degree in fine arts?
At fifthtry anyone will be able to create a
Degrees can be
free or paid. For now free.
degree is composed of
courses. A typical Bachelor of Technology
offered by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay for example has 8
semesters with each semester having 4-5 courses, so about 30-40
courses are a
courses are a sort of a “graph”, some
courses will be dependent
courses, meaning you can take this
course only after
When you create a
degree your job is to build this graph of
Anyone can create a
course or a
Courses can be free or
course is a “track” of
concept is an atomic unit
of learning. Either you know the
concept or you do not.
When you are creating a
course or a
track, you are laying down a
concepts that are part of that
On fifthtry, the
concepts are organised in a
table of content
format, so you can use organisational “concepts” like “chapters”,
Anyone can create a concept. Each concept has a primary id: the title.
concept a page on fifthtry. On this page people can add,
discover and rate
Concept page will have URLs like
concept-material is the “learning
material” for that
material is a link to some existing content available anywhere
on internet, or created on fifthtry.
material can be YouTube video,
a text based tutorial, a presentation, even a game.
People can rate the applicability of
material with the
This is a self assessment question for the
is composed of a title, question, possibly multiple choices, the
answer, and evaluation notes. Anyone should be able to take the quiz
and self evaluate themselves, or someone they are mentoring/teaching.
Anyone can submit a
concept-quiz and people can vote on it.
To learn a
concept you may already need to know some other
People can add
concept dependencies for a
concept on the
concept page and they can be rated too. Only direct dependencies for a
concept are called
When creating a
track or a
course creator has to
concepts that want to add, and in which order. Further
course creator has to specify the title for the
concept at it
can be called different things in different course, the
concept-quizzes they want to be part of the
Anyone who has enrolled into a
degree will have a
this will track your progress in all
degrees. It will also show you
where the average position of all students who have enrolled for that
degree during same period as the given student.
student tracker can be shared with parents, coaches, or even
future employers etc, so people can see how you progressed, how much
time you spent learning, which will act as a kind of substitute for
When viewing a
degree or a
student tracker can show
how much student already knows about that
concept-assessment is shared for all material belonging to same