Udemy - A magnificent learning platform


Udemy is not foreign to those who seek education through the Internet. But if you are new to this, this article will help you to know about the website named Udemy which is an online learning platform and the possible online courses that they are offering.

Introduction

Udemy is a learning platform for online courses that was founded 9 years ago on 11th May 2010 by three enthusiastic developers Eren Bali, Oktay Caglar, and Gagan Biyani. It is a prime global market place for learning and instruction which provides 130 thousand online courses to more than 40 million students. Udemy has nearly 50 thousand experienced instructors from all over the world. They claim that they have 4 thousand plus enterprise customers and 80% of Fortune 100 companies trust them for employee up-skill. Currently, Udemy has 245 million course enrollments. They provide nearly 30 million minutes in videos in about 60 plus languages.

Services provided by Udemy

Udemy provides opportunities for one to learn and one to teach. Many organizations, governments, and nonprofits use Udemy for an in-house learning experience for their members of the workforce. Their technical courses provide a head start to those who are not financially sound for education. Udemy comes up with many free courses and paid ones for those in need depending on the instructors. Each of the paid courses has different pay scales which is affordable. The team Udemy extends various career opportunities as well.

  • Courses

    Udemy has more than 130 thousand courses which are free or paid. The classes are taken using videos created by experts in that particular field. The student can learn using those videos on their own schedules. The paid courses start at Rupees 385 each. The courses will be updated every month with new entries. The course category includes the below sections:

    • Development: The courses in this section include development like Web development using various languages, Mobile App development using Android, iOS etc, Programming languages and various frameworks, Game development using different programming languages, Database technologies like SQL, MongoDB etc, Software testing technologies and frameworks, Software engineering platforms and domains, Development tools, E-commerce development using technologies/frameworks like Wordpress, Magento etc
    • Business
    • Finance and Accounting: This section includes various courses from the following. Accounting and Bookkeeping, Compliance, Economics, Finance, Finance Certifications, and Exam Preparations, Financial Modeling and Analysis, Money Management tools and about Taxes, etc.
    • IT and Software: Under this section, there are many courses in the domains IT Certifications, Network and Security, Hardware, Operating Systems, and many mainstream technologies and trends such as DevOps, BitCoins or Cloud computing.
    • Office Productivity: The courses in this section include the software provided by leading organizations such as Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, SAP or Google.
    • Personal Development: This section has many courses in various aspects of a person's character development or mental development.
    • Design
    • Marketing: Under marketing, there are many courses available for Digital Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing, Branding, Fundamentals of Marketing, Analytics and Automation, Advertising, Public Relations, Video - Mobile - Content Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, Product Marketing and Growth Hacking.
    • Lifestyle: The courses are about Arts and Crafts, Home Improvement, Beauty and Makeup, Food and Beverage, Travel, Gaming, Petcare and Training
    • Photography: Courses teaches about Photographic Fundamentals, Digital Photography, Portrait, Tools, Video Design and Commercial Photography.
    • Health and Fitness: The subcategories under this section are Nutrition, Yoga, Mental Health, Fitness, General Health, Sports, Self Defence, Dieting, Safety, and First Aid, Dance and last but not least Meditation.
    • Music: It teaches Instruments, Production, Fundamentals of Music, Music Techniques, Software, and Vocals.
    • Teaching and Academics: The courses are based on pure academic educational purposes. There are online courses for the following subcategories. Engineering, Mathematics, Humanities, Science, Social Science, Languages, Online Education, Teacher's Training, Exam preparations, etc.


  • Teaching

    : A person can be an instructor on Udemy if he/she has the expertise in that particular topic and can earn money from that. When a student purchases a course, that's when the instructor gets the money. The payment is done monthly through PayPal or Payoneer. One's hobbies can be one's learning. There are 3 steps to produce our own online courses on Udemy. Choosing the course, Video recording, and Community. In the first step: A person should get organize their own knowledge or passion. The lectures can be planned using any editor in hand and Udemy helps to build the online course in different languages using their own free courses on How to build your own course. The next step is recording your video. One can record a video using smartphone cameras, DSLRs or using even just screen casting software as well. After posting it, the third step comes. In build your community step, you can create n number of quizzes, exercises, and assignments to interact with the students or other instructors

  • Team Udemy Career

    There are many opening in Udemy for those who have the necessary skills. Udemy provides unlimited access to any courses to their employees with a yearly ULearn stipend, a monthly DEAL (Drop Everything And Learn) hour, office-wide learning fairs and the opportunity to create their own Udemy Courses. They claim that through Udemy they can build a career than a mere job. They offer many homegrown workshops and training for their staff. From all these, we can understand that Udemy has a vibrant work culture that fulfills one's dream job title. They have offices around the world. Mainly based in San Francisco. With everything else, they do a lot of volunteering tasks too. They have openings in the below-mentioned areas.
    • Customer Success
    • Engineering
    • Finance
    • Human Resources
    • Legal
    • Marketing
    • Marketplace Content and Operations
    • Product
    • Revenue Operations
    • Sales


Credibility

Even though Udemy issues many courses and certifications for those in need and provides many discounts for the courses, many Udemy Certificates are not widely recognizable by organizations. They are not considered as an accredited institution entirely. This means that the course completion certificate provided by Udemy for some courses might not count for College credit or Universities or Applying for a job in a reputed company. Many courses in Udemy don't have any practical test to complete it. These courses can still be used as master materials to upgrade your learning. Some courses have accreditation since the instructor has a great interaction with the students and a practical test is present. The wide range of courses will help a person to upgrade their knowledge catalog.

Branches

The offices of Udemy are situated in the below-mentioned countries :
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Ankara, Turkey
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Denver, CO
  • Gurgaon, India


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