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  • Instructor Spotlight: Alexandra Cote

    From teaching English classes to elementary school kids to creating an interactive learning experience for over 25,000 students, Alexandra Cote never fails to find unique ways to develop her own skills and educate others She aims to become an influencer in order to spread her knowledge and motivate the online...

  • Student Story: Fernando Alvarado-Sandoval

    Fernando Alvarado-Sandoval lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two kids Although he's currently a technical support specialist, Fernando is using Udemy to brush up on his graphic design skills in pursuit of a more creative career Between raising a family and working full-time, Fernando...

  • Udemy Featured in Hotly Anticipated 2019 Internet Trends Report

    For more than 20 years, the arrival of Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report has been an eagerly anticipated event As one of the first investors in internet-based businesses, venture capitalist Meeker established herself early on as a leading expert at spotting emerging trends She was on the Morgan Stanley team that...

  • Instructor Spotlight: Jessica Brody

    On top of authoring more than 15 novels for teens, tweens, and adults, Jessica Brody pays her writing knowledge forward She turned her in-person writing workshops into dynamic online courses and now hears from students all over the world who attribute their successes, including some book deals, to the help she...

  • TV Meets IRL: What Workplace Shows Most Resemble YOUR Workplace?

    Sometimes work feels like a drama, sometimes more like a comedy Our new “Udemy Snapshot: 2019 Workplace Happiness Report” found that our workplaces can often resemble our favorite TV shows Turns out, the way you perceive your office culture says a lot about your IRL character So, are you a Cersei Lannister or a...

  • How One Mom Fits In Learning Web Development During Nap Time

    Thirty-three-year-old Tina lives in Germany, takes care of her one-and-a-half-year-old son, and learns web development in her rare spare time She’s currently working through Andrei Neagoie's "The Complete Web Developer in 2019: Zero to Mastery" and Anthony Alicea's "JavaScript - Understanding the weird...

  • Star Wars Day 2019: May The Learning Be With You

    Throw on your Wookiee costume because tomorrow is that one special day of the year when you can wear your fuzzy onesie proudly—without side glances from neighbors (OK, we can’t promise you that last part) May the 4th, of course, marks Star Wars Day, a commemorative day for fans of the classic movie franchise...

  • 4 Ways We Can Avoid Workplace Burnout

    By Cara Brennan Allamano, SVP of People & Places, Udemy Let’s face it: we all hit the wall sometimes Our inboxes are overflowing, our calendars are packed, and the chat messages won’t stop But burnout is not a sustainable state of being Learning and teaching are both awesome ways to recharge because they...

  • Learning Is Worth The Investment, And The Numbers Back It Up

    As a society, we spend hundreds of billions of dollars measuring the return on our financial assets Yet, at the same time, we still haven’t found convincing ways of measuring the return on our investments in developing people And I get it: If my bank account pays me 1% a year, I can measure it to the penny...

  • April 12, 2019: Friday News Roundup

    It’s going to be a beautiful weekend We can already feel it Kick things off with the roundup! Chinese Scientists Have Put Human Brain Genes In Monkeys—and Yes, They May Be Smarter As if we weren’t worried enough about artificial intelligence outsmarting us humans, now we’ve gotta watch our backs for...

  • April 5, 2019: Friday News Roundup

    Happy Friday to all! We hope this week’s stories will help put you in a positive mindset, so you can let go of perfectionism and use criticism to your advantage Of course, we’ve also got stuff about how technology is reshaping our world, from “algoraves” to unfunny robots DJs Of The Future Don't Spin...

  • March 29, 2019: Friday News Roundup

    Well, would ya look at that—we’ve hit Friday again Ease into your weekend with some reflection on weighing job opportunities, surviving crunch-time at work, and using drawing to improve your memory And more! Should You Always Strive to Work at the Most ‘Prestigious’ Places Well… There’s a tricky...