Udemy.com is an online learning platform that as of 2017, hosts more than 45,000. Udemy is aimed at professional adults who want to add new skills to their resumes, or explore their passions. Unlike academic MOOC programs driven by traditional collegiate coursework, Udemy provides a platform for experts of any kind to create courses which can be offered to the public, either at no charge or for a tuition fee. Udemy is open to anyone interested in the course, which means wide-ranging or sporadic participation. Students enroll in classes not for accreditation (Certificates of Completion), but rather for job-related skills developed through them. Some courses generate credit toward technical certification. A massive and varied catalog of self-paced online courses, many of which are free. Users can learn or teach via one intuitive interface. Courses are offered across a breadth of categories, including business and entrepreneurship, academics, the arts, health and fitness, language, music, and technology. Udemy offers paid and free courses, depending on the instructor
Udemy courses are divided into sections and lectures. Lectures may be video micro-lectures that include audio, text, and presentation slides. From a right-aligned sidebar users can access related materials, discussion threads, and a lesson-specific notepad. Every course has a landing page with a course description, user reviews, and sometimes a video introduction. Learners can browse through courses by categories of a wide range with offerings like Graduate Entry Exams. From that point users can filter classes based upon language, price, instruction level, and features (such as classes that include quizzes).
some Issues with Udemy
Udemy offers self-paced courses but many of the courses are so short they are effectively tutorials. Free courses constantly upselling there paid offerings to users. The assessment is often inadequate . There is also very limited video captioning and language support. A lot of Udemys content needs more careful vetting.
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