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  • September 21, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    This week’s highlight was the release of new original research in our Udemy In Depth series More about that at the end of the roundup! In China, Retired People Are Queuing Up To Go Back To University China’s over-60 population is exploding, and now the government is making a big investment in their education...

  • 2018 Employee Experience Research Report

    Udemy’s back with another report on how employees are feeling about the world of work and their place in it In response to our latest survey, employees overall rated their experience as positive, but some groups feel they receive less support and career development and others perceive age and gender biases...

  • September 14, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    There’s not much to say about today’s roundup except: flying cars Are Audiobooks As Good For You As Reading Here’s What Experts Say Audiobooks are a great diversion while you sit behind the wheel or clean the house, but some wonder whether reading comprehension suffers when people aren’t looking at the...

  • September 7, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    What’s on tap for the weekend Read the roundup, then go do something nice for yourself To Cope with Stress, Try Learning Something New We know from our own research that the modern worker is stressed out Now, a bunch of academics have come up with what we think is the perfect remedy: focusing on learning as a...

  • Let’s Not Fear The Future — Let’s Create It Together

    We live in exciting times, to be sure The future feels full of opportunity for some but scary and discouraging to others For those who fall into the latter category, it’s hard to know where to start preparing for such a future, especially as traditional career paths grow less defined every day Getting a...

  • August 31, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    We’re coming up on a long weekend here in the US It’s the symbolic end of summer and return to school Of course, we know roundup readers spent all summer learning and teaching anyway, so it’ll be an easy transition Emailing On Your Commute That's Work, A New Study Says Especially here in the Bay Area, where...

  • Practice (Activities) Makes Perfect: An Interview with Imtiaz Ahmad

    As much as Udemy is about helping students learn from the best instructors, the truth is we’re constantly learning from them too Take Imtiaz Ahmad He’s a bit of a superstar in the Udemy instructor world He was recently recognized at Udemy LIVE, our annual instructor conference, for his use of practice...

  • August 24, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    Happy Friday to all Lots of stuff to read today, including robots doing robot things and some human things, too Plus, the grief of a job change and advice for what to put in your OOO message Why You Should Take Time to Mourn During Career Transitions This article tells us, “Grief is common when you leave a job...

  • Updating Your Résumé Might Mean Updating Yourself

    It seems like a total no-brainer: you should update your résumé and online profiles when you are job hunting But there’s more to consider besides just adding your latest position and maybe dropping old or irrelevant ones Your résumé can do more heavy-lifting if you use it to showcase your skill set and...

  • August 17, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    Welcome to the weekend, all you hard workers Thanks for taking a moment to catch up on the news with us before you log off This Spaghetti-Breaking Problem Stumped Physicist Richard Feynman Two MIT Students Have Now Solved It Why do dry spaghetti noodles splinter into multiple pieces when you try to break them in...

  • Meet Udemy’s 2018 Interns

    Written by summer intern Jen Neary Ahh, time sure does fly when you’re having fun This summer, 12 students and recent graduates (myself included) were fortunate enough to intern at Udemy here in San Francisco Although the internship came and went in the blink of an eye, we formed connections that will last well...

  • The Most Important Skill For 21st-Century Success

    What new skills have you had to pick up so far in your career What will you need to master next in order to reach your goals How about in a year or five years from now Those may be hard questions to answer The world of work is changing so rapidly, as emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, machine...