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  • Making the Business Case for a Learning Culture

    Now that we know why and how companies should update their business strategies to meet the learning needs of the modern worker, let’s talk about how to successfully communicate this idea up the management chain to win the executive buy-in you need to achieve change To make the business case for learning you must...

  • Udemy Ranked the #1 Place To Work In the Bay Area

    We are thrilled to be recognized as the number one Best Place To Work in 2018 by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal! We’ve made the list for four consecutive years now, and it’s hard to beat this #1 feeling They say fourth time’s a charm, right We placed first in the...

  • April 20, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    Welcome to the weekend, Friday people! We are riding the high from finding out Udemy was named the #1 large company to work for in the Bay Area by two local publications! If that’s not exciting enough, we have stuff for you to read too The Resume Of The Future Will Tell Employers Who You Are, And Not Just What...

  • April 13, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    Here’s hoping your Friday the 13th hasn’t brought you any bad luck As always, we’re here to keep you informed and entertained   Why Email Is So Stressful, Even Though It’s Not Actually That Time-Consuming It’s debatable whether email consumes lots of time or not, but what this article focuses on is the...

  • April 6, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    Happy Friday, roundup readers! Let’s jump straight to this week’s food for thought The Idea That We Each Have A 'Learning Style' Is Bogus — Here's Why We’re always gratified to see others speaking up about something we hold to be true here at Udemy While lots of people believe they are “visual...

  • Freshman Computer Science Major Turns to Udemy to Learn Real-World Skills

    We’ve made the point many times that the days of learning can’t end once formal education ends Workplace transformation—whether the result of automation, AI, globalization, or other economic forces—is changing job skills too fast for anyone to feel like what they know today will be enough to keep their...

  • March 30, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    Whether you celebrate Easter, Passover, or opening day of the professional baseball season, this weekend has plenty in store for you Get out and enjoy it! How Your Phone Can Help You Set Better Habits We were pretty negative about smartphones last week, when we shared the findings from our Udemy In Depth: 2018...

  • Turning L&D Haters into Superfans

    At a time when attention spans are shorter than ever, long drawn out training sessions are the perfect recipe for punishingly boring L&D programs Shelley Osborne, Head of L&D at Udemy shares three tips for designing impactful L&D programs I love professional learning & development, and I love my job...

  • March 23, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    Plenty of news to share, but for today’s roundup, we’re giving special attention to the news Udemy generated with our latest research: Udemy In Depth: 2018 Workplace Distraction Report According to our survey, 70% of US employees say distractions and interruptions are a problem at their workplaces, and it’s...

  • March 16, 2018: Friday News Roundup

    The weekend is in sight! Let’s get to it Stephen Hawking Dies At 76: 'A Star Just Went Out' - World Honours Renowned British Physicist We wanted to take a moment to add our voice to the many paying tribute this week to the late Stephen Hawking, who taught the world about far more than physics and helped us all...