Udemy’s goal is to disrupt and democratize the world of education by enabling anyone to teach and learn online.
Just as blogging democratized the publishing industry (enabling anyone to instantly become a journalist), Udemy seeks to dramatically change education by empowering millions of experts around the world to teach & share what they know.
We’ve built an incredible platform that makes it easy for anyone to build an online course. Instructors can use video, PowerPoint, PDFs, audio, zip files and live classes to quickly build a course and share their expertise.
Students can take courses across a great breadth of categories, including: business & entrepreneurship, academics, the arts, health & fitness, language, music, technology, games, and more.
Most courses on Udemy are free, but some are paid. Paid courses typically range in price from $5 – $250.
Creating courses on Udemy gives you the opportunity to:
- Build Your Brand
- Access Tens of Thousands of Students
- Sell Your Course (or give it away), and
- Leave a Legacy
Each course is a curated collection of videos, PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, documents, articles, links, pictures, and live sessions all formed into a series of “chapters” and “lectures.”
Our “Create a Course” technology is the golden heart of our platform and it makes publishing courses incredibly easy:
- Have a video on YouTube that you need in your course? Just give us the URL and we’ll import it with a snap.
- Have a powerpoint presentation on SlideShare that you’d like to show students? Type in the URL and it’s ready to go.
- Have a PDF, PPT, MP3, MOV, MP4, AVI, MPG, or ZIP that you want to upload? No problem, we’ve got all those (and more) covered.
- Just need to paste in an article with some text and pics? Well, you guessed it… we’ve got that too.
And that’s just getting the media into your course. We also have an amazing interface that let’s you quickly and easily title, organize, edit, and re-arrange your lessons — all with a few clicks or a drag and a drop.
And last, but certainly not least, you can even host a live class on Udemy — complete with presentation-sharing, multiple live videos, chat-room, and whiteboarding.
Needless to say, thousands of instructors have embraced our technology and are teaching courses on Udemy. These include a range of well known executives and industry experts, like: Mark Zuckerburg, Steve Blank, Phil Libin, Aaron Patzer, Dave McClure, Naval Ravikant, Russ Fradin, Auren Hoffman, Zed Shaw, and Adeo Ressi.
The beauty of Udemy is that anyone, anywhere with an internet connection can learn from the world’s experts. Most courses are taught on demand, meaning you can take them at your own pace, and every course includes a discussion board where you can interact with the instructor and your fellow students.
The best part is that most courses are free(!)… and even the paid courses cost far less than what you’d pay at a local college or university.
So take a look around and check out the thousands of courses on Udemy. We’re sure you’re going to find something you like.
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