Udemy vs. Coursera – which one is for you? There are soooo many MOOC platforms out there now it can be quite confusing for learners to decide which route to take for their specific online learning goals. Udemy, of course, is one of the most well-known platforms. So is Coursera. The Udemy Coursera battle is tough and has a lot of pros and cons. In this article, we will provide an overview of the key differences between Udemy vs. Coursera.
Do you want to teach online? Check out this list before embarking on your online teaching journey. (5-minute read)
Teach Online – An Analogy
As we all know from shopping on Amazon or eBay, doing something in the physical world versus the virtual world differs in many ways. How do you shop on Amazon? Well, you’ve probably had a lot of practice shopping in the brick and mortar world. So you use what you know from that experience and then adapt it to shopping in the virtual world. Over time while shopping on Amazon, you try and learn new things – for instance, Amazon Prime or Subscribe and Save, and then tweak your shopping experience accordingly.
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In April of 2019, we conducted a survey of online teachers, most of whom were Udemy instructors. The goal was to better understand their needs and challenges. We will use this information to develop improved solutions for the upcoming v2.0 of the Teachinguide app.
As promised, we have compiled the survey responses and present them in this article.
If you’re looking for ways on how to become a Udemy Instructor and create your own online courses then you are in luck as anyone can teach on Udemy. You can also become a premium instructor and charge your students. The application is quick, simple and free usually approved within 2 days. Below are 10 simple steps for becoming a successful Udemy instructor.
1. Choose and Validate a Topic
Chances are if you are reading this, that you already have one or more topics in mind to launch your career as a Udemy Instructor. There’s a lot of advice out there about how to choose your first Udemy course topic. For instance, in this article we previously wrote, “Top Tools for Validating Your Online Course Ideas”, we explain why you should validate your Udemy course idea and provide several suggestions for how to go about it. We suggest a quick read.
The Importance of Udemy Courses Reviews – a quick reminder
Udemy courses with more reviews rank higher in the Udemy search results and are more likely to be promoted by Udemy. Reviews are what makes a Udemy course more believable especially for aspiring students that are still wary about Udemy. Udemy is becoming increasingly focused on reviews due to the sheer volume of courses and students on the platform.
Potential students look at Udemy course reviews to help inform their purchase decision. In general, courses with few or no reviews rank much lower and will attract little or no additional students. Positive reviews will encourage students to enrol in the course while negative feedback will turn away many potential students.
Happy New Year from Teachinguide! No doubt like us you are looking forward to another strong year for the online course industry. With so much growth in Udemy and other platforms during 2018 (over 80,000 courses on Udemy!), it begs the question “what’s next for 2019?”.
We’ve taken a shot at predicting some key trends that we think will drive the online course industry and influence course creation in 2019. We hope these predictions will provide some useful insights to incorporate into your 2019 online course strategy.