Transitioning from Graphic Design to UX Design is definitely a challenge.
I know one thing: finding the right UX educational materials is not easy, and I think it has something to do with the exponential diversification of User Experience in nowadays society. The domain becomes so vast that its meaning is rather a matter of interpretation than definition; so, each teaching institution has a very different approach, right? Not to mention that we are all different individuals with different levels of prior training, or expectations.
Therefore, some people understand things better when information is presented in an iterative form (repeating the same info in different forms, like speech, animation, text and so on, until the student takes it in his/her mind for good), while others would consider this approach redundant.
First of all, the terminology is so crazy because of the rapid evolution in this field, that I could hardly understand it. I have felt a bit lost since I couldn’t always understand even the exact definition of it, but what encouraged me to consider UX as the next step of my career was one of the Interactive Design Foundation’s materials, namely the following article:
Their approach was so simple and straightforward, that I finally understood the whole thing, and my only question left was:
“Ok, so that was it? I mean so simple?”
Their courses are also a helping hand, as they initiate you in the UX field from scratch.
Fortunately, there are many good quality online resources out there. You just have to find them, to know how to filter through all the noise: