Another self taught here.
The best way to learn is follow the pro’s: Read their blog, watch/read their tutorials, and if possible attend their conferences.
I have degree’s but they’re useless at this point (no employer has even asked) I had a blog post up on my thoughts on education systems, the gist of it has already been mentioned. Unless it’s a well-known place for this type of media it’s highly likely you will be learning old techniques that may or may not be of much use these days.
The only upsides I see to it are:
- You will hopefully meet some other designers and form a few allies.
- Employers may take it into account, possibly helping you become employed.