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5 Online Course Predictions and Hot Topics for 2019

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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.

Udemy Instructors Survey 2020 Results

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Teachinguide has compiled the results of its 2020 Udemy Instructor Survey, the 2nd of its kind. Our first Udemy instructor survey was done in 2019 and you can read about the results of that survey here.

We’d like to thank those Udemy instructors who took time to complete the survey. Your feedback will help us to improve our products and services.

Without further ado, we’ll get to the main findings of the survey.

Teachinguide v2 Public Beta

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Great news – Teachinguide has a new website and more features

For over 2 years we work daily to make Teachinguide even better for you. But now we have reached an important milestone – our new website with many more features is ready to support our mission: Helping you to succeed on Udemy!

Udemy vs. Coursera – A Summary

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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.

The Latest Udemy and Online Learning News

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It’s been a few months since we last reported on what’s up with Udemy and other eLearning platforms. Here’s a roundup of some recent developments with Udemy and online learning. One thing’s for sure, Udemy is going nowhere except across the globe!

Udemy’s January 2020 Sale Results

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Udemy’s January Sale ran from December 31 to January 10, 2020.   Using Teachinguide’s database we’ve tallied up the results. You’ll recall we did a similar analysis for Udemy’s 2019 Cyber Week sale.  We wanted to do a little comparison between these two big Udemy sales and see what the similarities and differences are.

Become a Udemy Instructor – 10 Steps

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Udemy Instructor

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.

Teachinguide’s New and Improved Dashboard and Chrome Extension Is Here!

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Teachinguide Instructor Dashboard

Teachinguide’s platform aims to provide online instructors with the tools they need to grow their online course audience and sales.

We’ve found that with over 57,000 Udemy instructors and over 100,000 Udemy courses (and growing), that, for instructors, it’s very difficult to get the information and insights you need to be competitive. 

Udemy Reviews – A Checklist for Getting Them

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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.

How to Choose Your Next Udemy Course Topic

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Winner vs. Loser

Udemy Course Demand Has Exploded

We recently wrote about the huge uptick in enrollments in Udemy classes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – consumer enrollments were up 425% in the first two months of the pandemic.

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Global demand for Udemy courses exploded the last 2 months

As a Udemy instructor, you might be considering jumping onto this trend by creating more courses.  If so, it might be helpful to reconsider once more how to go about choosing a profitable Udemy course topic.

Why?

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