Udemy - take or create your own online course

Educational Technology Guy

Udemy is a site that enables anyone to take and build courses online. It is free to sign up and there are both free and paid courses available. You can also create your own online course on the site. It''s very easy to use, and there are some great features.

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K-12 Dealmaking: Udemy, Tynker Raise Funds; PeopleAdmin Acquires TeacherMatch

Marketplace K-12

A number of ed-tech companies, including Udemy and Tynker, have raked in funds from investors over the past week. Udemy Raises $60 Million: Udemy , a San Francisco-based online provider of courses, received a $60 million strategic investment from Internet and entertainment group Naspers through its Naspers Ventures division. In addition, Larry Illg, CEO of Naspers Ventures, is joining Udemy’s Board of Directors.

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Udemy thinks they’ve “cracked online education” they haven’t. But…

Mark Smithers

Last week, on the Time web site, Udemy CO Dennis Yang claims to have “cracked online education” They haven’t of course and this is exactly the sort of glib claim guaranteed to to annoy those that have thought deepest and longest about the ways in which technology can be used in education. Whilst Udemy’s claim is overstated they are, in fact, onto something and that something is that. And Udemy are not the only ones that are doing this.

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Udemy thinks they’ve “cracked online education” they haven’t. But…

Mark Smithers

Last week, on the Time web site, Udemy CO Dennis Yang claims to have “cracked online education” They haven’t of course and this is exactly the sort of glib claim guaranteed to to annoy those that have thought deepest and longest about the ways in which technology can be used in education. Whilst Udemy’s claim is overstated they are, in fact, onto something and that something is that. And Udemy are not the only ones that are doing this.

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Why Obama’s higher ed ratings are struggling

The Christensen Institute

Education Blog Department of Education Dev Bootcamp digital learning disruptive innovation General Assembly higher education higher education ratings Lynda.com Obama online learning President Obama QV Index Ted Mitchell Udacity Udemy Wall Street Journal A Wall Street Journal article last week reported that the Obama administration is running into major political and technical obstacles in completing and rolling out its college ratings system.

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Schools aren’t preparing freelancers and entrepreneurs

Dangerously Irrelevant

Dennis Yang, CEO of Udemy, notes that. [I’m back. I took an actual winter break. It was awesome. I highly encourage it!]. Freelancing is on the rise, with perhaps as many as a third of American workers now engaged in some kind of freelancing work.

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The Importance of Granular Learning Analytics to Micro-Learning Providers

Management and Strategy issues in DIGITAL HIGHER E

Companies like Udemy, Udacity, Codecademy, Fulbridge and General Assembly appear to be settling in for the long run and are expected to be a significant component of the expanding learning eco-system for adults. The growth of alternative education and training providers continues. Sector Trends

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Can a Subscription Model Work for Online Learners and Teachers? Skillshare Just Raised $28M to Find Out

Edsurge

Udemy, founded the same year, now claims to have 24 million students and 35,000 teachers across the world, and recently opened up an office in Brazil this summer. For those exploring whether to teach on one platform versus another, major differentiators include business models and the level of support provided to instructors, says Amy Ahearn, an associate director at +Acumen who has built courses on Udemy and Teachable.

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8th Annual EdmodoCon Connects Educators with Innovative Resources and Ideas from Around the Globe

techlearning

Luis Pinto, Director of Global Business Development for Government at Udemy; and ?Inspiring (San Mateo, CA) August 1, 2018 —, a global education network connecting educators with resources and leaders to reach their full potential, today announced its taking place on Aug. 7 and 8.

K-12 Dealmaking: Kaplan Launches New Practice in U.S.; BoomStartup Taking Ed Tech Accelerator Applications

Marketplace K-12

Here’s a roundup of the past week’s activity: Udemy Acquires Talentbuddy. Udemy, a San Francisco-based online provider of courses, acquired Talentbuddy , a platform for programmers and others to acquire skills. Udemy boasts that it offers 40,000 courses in 190 countries, with more than 10 million students enrolled.

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015

NeverEndingSearch

Udemy (new in at 87). Each year Jane Hart does some serious crowd-sourcing. Earlier this week, she released her 9th annual Top 100 Tools for Learning. . Each year Jane’s list becomes a little checklist for me, actually a kind of shopping list. I enjoy watching the trends and seeing what’s hot. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 from Jane Hart. To create the list, Jane surveyed more than 2,000 learning professionals from around the world.

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Flipped learning takes a big step forward

eSchool News

The companies include professional development partners: MT Groupo in Spain, IWBNET in Australia, TES in the United Kingdom and Udemy and Project Tomorrow in the United states.

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The Business of Ed-Tech: 2017 So Far

Hack Education

Udemy (skills training marketplace) – $173 million.

?A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers

Edsurge

Start with the “big four” that most people have heard of: Coursera, Udacity, Udemy, and EdX. Udemy has also created a great toolkit to help online course instructors market their learning experience. A 2016 report funded by the Gates Foundation found that in the U.S. alone, there are 13,000 instructional designers. Yet, when I graduated from college in 2008, I didn’t know this field existed. Surely a lot has changed! Instructional design is experiencing a renaissance.

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Ka’Ching! 2016 US Edtech Funding Totals $1 Billion

Edsurge

This year saw no mega-rounds for startups in the postsecondary sector—unlike 2015, which saw HotChalk, Udacity, Udemy, Coursera and Civitas Learning account for more than $520 million of funding. Udemy did lead this pack in 2016 with a $60 million round.). Santa proved a little more parsimonious to U.S. edtech companies, which altogether raised an estimated $1.03 billion across 138 venture deals in 2016. Those tallies dipped from 2015, which saw 198 deals that totalled $1.45

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10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching

The Principal of Change

Their learning mentor could be Google, Siri, YouTube, Udemy , Quora etc. AJ Juliani , is an educator I have worked closely with over the past few years, and I greatly admire his work.

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Must-have Resources for Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Some of the best online academies include Udemy , Khan Academy, and CodeAcademy. Udemy offers a plethora of free and cheap online courses to take, including both academic and lifestyle topics to learn about.

Are SPOCs a better option for online education than MOOCs?

Neo LMS

MOOC platforms like Coursera, Udemy, or Udacity, have massive numbers of enrolled students in their courses, yet a shamefully low number of graduates. Higher education can be considered a luxury for many people worldwide.

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Michelle Weise: ‘We Need to Design the Learning Ecosystem of the Future’

Edsurge

Adults could be able to bundle together offerings from Lynda, Pluralsight, Udemy, Udacity or a MOOC and have them stack into something meaningful to employers. “Any useful statement about the future should at first seem ridiculous.”. Jim Dator, futurist at University of Hawaii-Manoa. Here’s something ridiculous for you: Futurists and experts on aging and longevity are now suggesting that the first people to live to be 150 years old have already been born.

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?Filling the Other Skills Gap

Edsurge

The likes of Coursera, Udacity, Udemy, MasterClass, Lynda, and Pluralsight have together raised more than $1 billion and represent combined enterprise value of more than $5 billion. John Katzman, long-time education entrepreneur and founder of several successful education businesses, once waggishly told an investor conference audience that venture capitalists were very pleased to invest in education—for the rich.

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Global Investors Launch New Edtech Funds: Exceed Capital and HighGrade Ventures

Edsurge

Others CEOs on the advisory board include Chip Paucek (2U), Tom Davidson (EVERFI) and Dennis Yang (former chief of Udemy). The global education technology industry is no stranger to dedicated investment funds, and now there are a couple more names to add to the list. Last week, Yogome, a Mexico-based provider of educational content and games, raised $26.9 million in a Series B round. The dollar amount raised eyebrows, to be sure, but so did the lead investor: Exceed Capital.

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Are SPOCs a better option for online education than MOOCs?

Neo LMS

MOOC platforms like Coursera, Udemy, or Udacity, have massive numbers of enrolled students in their courses, yet a shamefully low number of graduates. Higher education can be considered a luxury for many people worldwide. If we put it on a black to white spectrum, we can group countries into at least three shades: whitish, greyish, and blackish. Denmark, for example, would belong to the whitish part.

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Teacher Creativity Skill: Meet a Challenge

The Playground Advocate

And, thanks to resources like iTunes University , TED Talks , Coursera , Udemy , and MIT Open Courseware , we can all be learning from experts in a given field.

What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

Udacity, Coursera, Udemy , MIT OCW ; ( see more here ). What Technology Does What: The Ultimate #edtech Chart For Teachers. by TeachThought Staff.

Online Education: Will it Make Us Smarter? #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Udemy - 80% male because focuses on tech space. A: Udemy has a few professors who use their online courses as part of blended learning. Notes from panel discussion at SXSWedu. link] Predictions are 1/2 of higher Ed will be online in the next 10 years. K-12 will follow by 2019. How do we assess quality with all of the online education providers that are out there? Small start ups and giant MOOCS. Think a lot about how to get personalized support to individuals.

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?The Future of Online Learning Is Offline: What Strava Can Teach Digital Course Designers

Edsurge

Quickly I found that even as I logged runs on Strava daily, I struggled to find the time to log into platforms like Coursera, Udemy or Udacity to finish courses produced by my fellow instructional designers. Strava is a fitness app that allows people to log and upload their runs, bike rides, swims and other fitness activities. Using GPS data, a runner can track her route and pace, and then share the activity with friends. In 2016, Strava users uploaded 304 million activities , logged 6.8

K-12 Dealmaking: Schoold Rakes in New Funding; Quad-C Acquires Rainbow Early Education

Marketplace K-12

Naspers most recently invested $60 million in Udemy , a San Francisco-based provider of online courses. In this week’s dealmaking news, Schoold, a provider of a college- and career-planning app, received additional funding, while private equity firm Quad-C acquired an early education services provider. Additionally, two coding education companies raised money.

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Saddle Up for Silicon Slopes! Our Guide to the 2017 ASU+GSV Summit

Edsurge

4:00PM: DistruptED: Who Are the Real Disruptors in Higher Ed and The Future of Work with Louise Rogers (TES Global), Chip Paucek (2U), Dennis Yang (Udemy), Rick Levin (Coursera), Vish Makhijani (Udacity) Wednesday. Polish the dress shoes. Stiffen those shirt collars. This week, many of the education industry’s bigwigs are planning their annual pilgrimage to the next “ tech mecca ” of America.

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Developing and Delivering Effective Professional Development for Educators

EdTechTeam

Some of these self-paced paced content providers for educators are: Udemy , Future Learn , edX , Coursera , iTunes U , and Youtube for teachers 9. Being an educational technology trainer and an educator for more than a decade, I have had a fair share of training and professional development sessions both on giving and receiving end. Recently, I found myself sitting in a conference room along with 200+ educators for one day workshop.

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Why We Don't Need a 'Netflix for Education'

Edsurge

Comments from both established learning companies like McGraw-Hill , as well as more recent entrants like D2L and Udemy , reveal a strong push among edtech companies seeking to position themselves as "education's answer to Netflix." If the views expressed by leading edtech companies are any indication, the race to become the first 'Netflix of Education' is gathering steam.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Noteworthy: this is the third recent ed-tech investment by Naspers – a South African media conglomerate and “ the former mouthpiece of apartheid ” – which recently backed Udemy and Brainly.). Education Politics. The US Senate has voted to approve the nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden as the new Librarian of Congress. Conservatives in Kansas are trying to rebrand public education with the label “ government schools.” ” Presidential Campaign Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Udemy has a new CEO : “Kevin Johnson, former CEO of EBates, a marketplace for coupons and shopping discount deals.” Education Politics. US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos appeared in front of a Senate subcommittee this week to talk about Trump’s budget proposal. “Asked About Discrimination , Betsy DeVos Said This 14 Times,” NPR reports : “Schools that receive federal funds must follow federal law.”

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K-12 Dealmaking: Barnes & Noble Ed. Acquires LoudCloud; Volley Labs Raises $2.3 Million

Marketplace K-12

Disclosed angel investors include executives from Apple, Dropbox, Blackboard, and Udemy, according to various news reports. In recent dealmaking news, Barnes & Noble Education acquired LoudCloud Systems and ed-tech startup Volley Labs raised $2.3 million, including drawing funds from Zuckerberg Education Ventures, one of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s investment vehicles.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Udemy has raised another $60 million , this time from the South African media group Naspers (which just last month invested $15 million in the homework help site Brainly). Udemy, which offers a marketplace for online classes, has raised $173 million total. Education Politics. “ New Education Law: Bipartisan No More.” ” Republicans are made because the Department of Education issued guidelines about how ESSA should be implemented.

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The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

Online education (admittedly, a very generic category): Investments include Udemy ($60,000,000), DigiSchool ($15,700,000), MasterClass ($15,000,000), UNICAF ($12,000,000), OpenClassroom ($6,740,000). This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech. In previous years, when I’ve written about this topic, I’ve saved “The Business of Ed-tech” for one of the last articles in my “ Top Ed-Tech Trends" series.

How to share your teaching expertise and get paid for it

The Cornerstone Blog

Create your own videos and screencasts and post them on your blog or on a site like Udemy which lets you easily create courses. EP 23: Looking to earn extra money this summer? Why not create long-term passive income for yourself through sharing your teaching ideas!

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Not sure why these are the four, but there you go: Udemy , Lynda , Coursera , and Skillshare. (National) Education Politics. The New York Times broke the story this week that “ Justice Dept. to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions.” ” And by “take on,” that means “investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants.”

“Today’s child needs more than just a classroom filled with words, textbooks or school politics — they need a classroom that allows their style of learning to develop their understanding of what is around them.” – Jillian Mary Sigamoney, South Africa

Daily Edventures

Website I check every day: Microsoft Educators Community, ICanLearnProgram, Udemy, Courseara, CODESchool, CNN, TechNews, Facebook, Twitter and Unity FM. When children have learning difficulties that aren’t being addressed in the classroom or at home, they often have nowhere to turn. That’s especially true in the remote South African villages where Jillian Sigamoney got her start as an educator.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

Udemy (skills training) – $173 million. This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Inverse : “ Udemy ’s Exodus, Amazon ’s Gain. Education Politics. Well the UK’s Brexit shitshow continues, with all sorts of machinations this past week about who’ll be the new PM. Not Brexit campaign leader Boris Johnson, apparently. Perhaps the new Prime Minister will be fellow "leave" supporter Michael Gove , who betrayed Johnson this week (or Gove’s wife did , at least).

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