Distraction disguised as learning: Duolingo, Codeacademy and why you should get back to basics

Greg Dickens
Mar 7, 2019 · 5 min read
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What’s going on here?

My experience with Codeacademy

Back to Duolingo

Distraction disguised as learning

Duolingo isn’t addictive in a “harmful way”

Fluency, Mazal says, isn’t really the goal. “When you’re done using the product,” he says, “you feel like you’re a little bit better as a person. That’s really what people are going for. That’s what we try to give them.”

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