We all look forward to graduating High School or college. The blood, sweat and tears that go into this effort is never useless. Learning a specific trade or craft that preps us for our career is always worth the effort. Learning is what gives us opportunities for success and fulfillment, and learning should never be a one-time thing.
Even if we burned through school or spent more time in the frat house than in the classroom, we still learned something, and graduation isn’t always a formal event. Learning comes in many different ways, life being the most important teacher.
So what about now? What if you need to be the student once again, years later? We can’t always go back to school – at least to the type of school or life experience we graduated from.
What is Udemy?
Udemy is the answer to 21st century learning, where you can learn what you want, when you want, how you want and at your own schedule. I wish High School could have been like this, but that was then, this is now. Udemy can be an affordable way to learn once again.
Udemy is the world’s largest and most successful online learning platform. With Udemy, you can be the student, the teacher, or both. Learning is truly for everyone and Udemy’s platform for choosing and completing course information makes this easy and effective, and unlike school, you can review the subject content as many times as you like.
Need to brush up on a topic you enjoy? Try Udemy. Does your employer need you to learn more about vpn’s, how to bake sourdough or do drywall? Try Udemy. If, for example, you want to improve your investment strategy and skill, try Udemy’s Value Investing Bootcamp: How to Invest Wisely course.
Udemy can show you the process, the methods and success strategies for all these, and literally 1000’s of additional courses, all online, all at your own pace and all affordable.
How Does Udemy Work?
Udemy is the learning platform, you are the student or teacher. Joining the Udemy classroom is easy and free.
Go to udemy.com, choose the Sign up link, create your Udemy account and you’re ready to go back to school. It’s that simple.
Next, sign into the Udemy site, search for your needed topic, choose from the options available and get ready to learn. Once you select a class, add that class to your cart, continue to checkout, pay for the class and just like when you were 17, you’re back in school. Except this time, you choose the topics.
Choose from topics like Photography, Marketing, IT & Networking, Baking and Banking, Construction, Art, Web Development and Automotive. Even a course on how to Study and Learn Effectively. After all, you’re using Udemy, why not?
Why is Udemy Successful?
Udemy is a successful teaching and learning platform because there are very few barriers to entry. Sign up is free, class prices are very reasonable or sometimes actually free, teachers create content based on their experience and love for teaching – and you get to rate the teacher, the content and the courses they teach.
Teachers encourage online students to focus and to complete the course materials. Most also provide certificates of completion when courses are finished. Learning should be a win-win for both student and teacher and Udemy helps make that happen.
Udemy classes are video based, with over 65,000 different courses and over 130,000 online videos, where you get to see and listen to the teacher one step at a time, in over 40 different languages.
If you get stuck or have a question about course material, you can contact the teacher through the course player, find the teacher profile and message your instructor. Everything about Udemy is geared towards success for you, the student.
Teacher’s set their own price for courses, but often run specials or provide coupons for lower pricing, especially during the holidays where Black Friday pricing is downright cheap, with many courses starting at $9.99.
Udemy and You
The Udemy platform and others like it are student based – geared to helping you learn as efficiently and as quickly as possible where you choose the course and you set the pace. School doesn’t have to be a building or a place. With Udemy, learning is a process, and that journey is yours to choose.