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  • Make The Coffee: Small Gestures Go A Long Way At Work

    Small gestures—like holding the elevator door, saying good morning as you pass another in the hall, congratulating a coworker on his or her promotion—make a big difference So much of our career success depends on building positive, productive relationships with colleagues The foundation for such...

  • Udemy Instructor Spotlight: Krista King

    Udemy instructor Krista King has been a math geek since she was an 8-year-old Read more below about how Krista went from tutoring in college to teaching full-time on Udemy     Name: Krista King Location: I’ve moved around a lot, but I currently live outside of Indianapolis, Indiana   When...

  • November 9, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    Another Friday rolls around, and so does another roundup Personality Puzzler: Is There Any Science Behind Myers-Briggs Who doesn’t love a good personality quiz They’re fun and, we presume, insightful But maybe not An Oxford professor has written a book about the test’s creation by a mother-daughter team with...

  • November 2, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    We just flipped another page of the calendar… Here in the US, daylight savings time ends when we turn the clocks back this weekend, so it’s an extra hour of sleep for us Today’s roundup features some thoughts on bitcoin, brain-hacking, multitasking, and more Bitcoin Turns 10: Still Not All Grown Up Happy...

  • October 26, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    What’s on tap for the weekend Last-minute Halloween preparations perhaps Check out the roundup before you head off to your favorite haunts She’s Not Mad She’s Just Not Using Exclamation Points The exclamation point is the rare punctuation symbol that can provoke strong reactions among people who are...

  • Udemy Instructor Spotlight: Bonnie Schulkin

    Udemy instructor Bonnie Schulkin has always learned by teaching As a Udemy student looking, to no avail, for a React Testing course, she naturally decided to learn the subject by creating a Udemy course Read more below about Bonnie's experience teaching online for the first time! Name: Bonnie...

  • October 19, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    Hope everyone out there had a great week In today’s roundup, we pay tribute to a software pioneer, a prize-winner of humble means, an icon of children’s education, and a different kind of teacher This Robot Co-Taught A Course At West Point Bina48 may look familiar if you’re a longtime roundup reader We...

  • Udemy Instructor Spotlight: Isaac Rudansky

    Thirty-five thousand instructors teach on Udemy That’s a lot of instructors That’s a lot of people with expertise, knowledge, and stories under their belts We want to hear more about ‘em So, we are launching a new blog series featuring instructor profiles, starting with four-course instructor Isaac Rudansky...

  • October 5, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    Another busy week around here Today we’re feeling the afterglow from the Udemy for Business People Innovators Summit, which drew a big crowd of learning & development professionals to SF for a day of inspirational content and knowledge-sharing Meanwhile, the news goes on! The Coders Programming Themselves Out...

  • September 28, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    Greetings, roundup readers Fair warning, this week’s edition is heavy on artificial intelligence and robots They’re making art, monitoring health, making space history, and hiring job candidates What could possibly go wrong AI-Produced Artwork Is Moving From The Fringes Into The High Art World Auction house...

  • 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...