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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Novice Yogis Can Now Learn from Yoga Journal Experts on Udemy

    This week, Udemy launched the first course from the yoga authorities at Yoga Journal To mark the occasion, we did a Q&A with Editor-in-Chief Carin Gorrell to understand what “Yoga For Beginners” is all about, why doing yoga on your own at home is a great way to develop your practice, and how the course fits...

  • Entrepreneurial Music-Lover Finds His Groove Building Mobile Apps

    What kind of career can a music major pursue these days It’s always been hard to support yourself as a professional musician, so you need to get creative And that’s what New Yorker Dan Gurney did, expanding his skills with help from Udemy in order to take his craft in a new direction In 2010, Dan used his...

  • Learning science for the rest of us: Make your content memorable

    Sometimes, the best practices that go into designing a great course apply to other undertakings—and we want to share them with a broader audience In my role as instructor growth manager, I help Udemy instructors make their lectures more engaging, but the same advice applies to anyone giving a talk Whether...