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  • 2018 Millennials At Work Research Report

    The odds are good that there’s a millennial sitting—or standing—at a desk near you right now Or maybe you are one yourself That’s because millennials are the largest generation currently active in the workforce We focused our latest research on understanding how millennials feel about their school-to-work...

  • June 15, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    Hope everyone’s had a fabulous week and stayed reasonably productive, despite the irresistible pull of FIFA World Cup football We’re injecting some learning into this sports extravaganza by sharing an article in today’s roundup that will help make you a more informed spectator Plus, some other goodies Next...

  • June 8, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    You’ve reached Friday! Check out the roundup, then ease into your weekend Ted Dabney, a Founder of Atari and a Creator of Pong, Dies at 81 We note the passing of the man who created one of the first video games, Pong, “a simple yet beguiling game in which short vertical lines bat a ricocheting dot back and...

  • June 1, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    Welcome to June! Today we look at one business expert’s annual roundup of internet trends and a report on how teens are using the internet Plus: the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat at a spelling bee More Than Half Of World Population Now Uses The Internet This annual slide deck from venture capitalist...

  • “Cop Gone Yogi” Uses Online Teaching to Help People Find Healing

    Who doesn’t love a good story of self-reinvention We’ve certainly seen our share among Udemy students and instructors alike There’s the Brazilian lawyer who became an app developer, the Egyptian civil engineer who pivoted to sports management, the New York actor who turned into a startup CEO, and many more...

  • May 25, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    No royal weddings this weekend, but it is a holiday in the US, which means an extra day for learning! If you need extra encouragement, our roundup includes a collection of advice from graduation speeches and a column making the case for having a hobby The Best Career Advice From This Year’s Graduation...

  • May 18, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    You may have noticed an absence of roundups the past couple of weeks Your roundup editor is now back and feeling refreshed after a break, and we have lots to catch up on! The Scary Amount That College Will Cost In The Future This headline does not lie If you expect to send a kid to college in 2036, start socking...

  • Time For A New Employer-Employee Contract

    Now that Congress has passed tax reform legislation, companies are enjoying a lower tax rate and hanging on to more of their profits There’s a strong case to be made that this is the time to reverse the decline in worker investment, specifically when it comes to upskilling and reskilling The pace of today’s...

  • Udemy Joins The Digital Workforce Development Initiative (DWDI)

    As part of our commitment to improving lives through learning, Udemy is proud to announce our role as founding education partner on the Digital Workforce Development Initiative (DWDI) The DWDI is a multi-city pilot program designed to support local economies by bringing the necessary tools for success in freelance...

  • April 27, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    What’s happening, roundup readers Let’s head into the weekend with some thoughts on why adults should engage in play, how to be super-productive, and a jazzman who taught a generation the multiplication tables Playing is Good For Grown-Up Brain and Body No matter how much you love your job, it’s still...