Don’t let wifi dead zones stop your learning

How are people using Udemy on mobile? It’s a good question — and one we need to answer if we’re going to deliver the best possible mobile learning experience.

We recently got survey responses from more than 2,000 Udemy customers (students as well as some instructors) and were happy to discover most (81%) know about the Udemy mobile app. But that doesn’t mean they’re all using it. Indeed, a whopping 69% of customers who haven’t used the app expressed a desire to download courses for offline viewing — a key feature of the very mobile app they’re not using!

We want more customers to recognize the value of the Udemy app so they can reap the full benefits of our course offerings and the ability to learn anywhere, anytime. When you download courses to a phone or tablet, you don’t have to worry about finding a WiFi connection every time you want to continue your learning, so you can really make your disconnected time work harder for you. Your course progress won’t be interrupted if your train goes into a tunnel, for example. In fact, about 25% of our current app customers say they’re maximizing their commutes to squeeze in more Udemy time. The download feature means you could stay productive in a doctor’s waiting room or at the DMV, even if you can’t get online there.

You can probably think of plenty of other places where you would appreciate turning dead time into quality learning time. If you’re currently enrolled in a Udemy course or are considering it, make sure you download the Udemy app to your mobile device for the full online learning experience, no matter where your day takes you. It’s free and available in both the App Store and Google Play.

By the way, our survey also collected a lot of valuable insights on areas where we want to optimize and enhance the mobile experience. We don’t want to give away any surprises, but we’re working on some new features that will make the Udemy app even more functional. Stay tuned!