New Course for Human Resources Leaders from Bersin by Deloitte

Udemy today announced the launch of a new course for human resources leaders from Josh Bersin, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, one of the most recognized and respected authorities on corporate learning. The course – The New HR: 21st Century Talent Management – addresses the challenges and opportunities of modern HR based on research from Bersin by Deloitte.

Topics covered include:

  • How to manage and grow talented employees in today’s global economy
  • Pressing topics facing HR leaders, including hiring, retention, corporate learning, and the intergenerational workplace
  • Big data talent analytics

The course is available for free here and is the newest addition to Udemy’s library of expert content available to professionals around the world.

Announcing our inaugural grantees: Parents for Public Schools San Francisco and the Four Block Foundation

We are excited today to announce the first winners of Udemy’s Social Innovation Grant program. Parents for Public Schools in San Francisco and the Four Block Foundation in New York will be creating online Udemy courses to make a social impact and further their work.

Four Block Veteran Career Development is a nonprofit organization committed to providing career development and transition support services to returning veterans and their families. They will use the grant to bring their in-person curriculum online, with a course called “Military Transition & Veteran Career Development, The Right Veteran, The Right Career.”

The course will provide transitioning Post 9/11 veterans with the essential tools needed to jumpstart civilian careers. The goal of the course is to empower veterans to obtain competitive internships and full-time positions that match their interests, attributes and strengths. They have been getting requests to start the program in cities around the country and are excited about using an online course to reach these men and women.

Parents for Public Schools assists families and works to ensure quality public schools for all children in San Francisco. They help parents at each stage of the journey, from introducing them to the enrollment lottery process, to developing parent leaders in the schools and at the district, to improving systems at the district level and much more.

They will use the grant to create a course, “Parents as Partners in Creating Excellent California Public: The Ins and Outs of School Governance and How Schools are Funded.” The course will be available in English, Spanish, and Chinese. Studies have shown that schools with parents who are involved in decision-making and advocacy have higher levels of student achievement and greater public support. In the course PPSSF will teach parents how to get involved in what can often be a confusing system  in order to support their student’s success.

Udemy is excited to partner with these great organizations to help scale great education around the world.

Udemy Hosts Course-A-Thon for Association for Talent Development

ATD Golden Gate logoThe Association for Talent Development (ATD) Golden Gate Chapter was at Udemy headquarters yesterday creating a ton of Udemy courses for their chapter members. The ATD is the largest corporate training and skills development organization in the United States. The Golden Gate ATD chapter uses Udemy’s corporate learning platform, Udemy for Organizations, as their portal for members to create courses

During the course-a-thon, about 20 chapter members were working on a number of courses related to ATD membership, including content on why members should join the chapter and how members could get the most out of their membership. Members are also working on a unique section of their portal that will allow members to upload and house portfolios of their work, such as presentations they have created and programs they have designed, which members could share with potential employers when applying for jobs.

Paul Anjeski, president elect of the ATD Golden Gate Chapter, was particularly excited for this event because it gave members a chance to collaborate and receive some hands-on support as they created courses. He is excited to share how his chapter is using Udemy with his broader organization, with the goal of enabling other chapters to replicate what has worked for the Golden Gate Chapter.

Anjeski said: “For a group of learning professionals who really want to understand the capabilities of asynchronous learning, Udemy is a great place to start.”


Elliott Masie’s Eight Lessons Learned from Creating a Corporate MOOC

Elliott Masie, head of the New York think tank The MASIE Center, shares his lessons learned from creating a MOOC on the Udemy for Organizations blog. Below is a sneak peak at lessons one and two. Click here for the full blog post.


1. Create content that can be immediately put to use

We purposefully created a MOOC around a compelling, meaty topic: Big Learning Data: Ups, Downs and Decisions. We chose this topic because we knew that our audience could immediately put these learnings to use in their careers.

2. Ask your audience for input along the way

We started creating our course in March 2014 and launched it to our audience, which is made up of hundreds of senior-level learning executives from large corporations, in May 2014. Our learners are busy people who are well-versed in the latest learning methodologies and technologies, so we knew we would get high-quality feedback. As this was our first foray into this style of learning, we opened the dialogue by asking our audience what they wanted to learn.

Throughout the process, we found that our audience had great questions and feedback on our materials. We spent a few hours a week engaging with learners and answering questions.



How to Optimize Your Website for Udemy Course Sales

tumblr_n367jeSqBo1tx3dsoo2_1280It is important to know how to optimize your website for Udemy course sales. If it is done correctly, it can help you formulate the highest converting channel, an email list. In this article, we will walk you through optimizing your website for Udemy course sales. If you do not have a website, you can create a sales page. The ideal landing page for Udemy course sales would be a hybrid of a sales page and a squeeze page. You want to provide an email opt-in, along with the option to “buy now!” In the second part of this article, we will walk you through setting up and optimizing your landing page for Udemy course sales.

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Sea Haven at 222 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3 is one such property.
This three bedroom home looks out across the bay, providing a view that, on a clear day, could be anywhere on the French Riviera. Nice’s Promenade des Anglais cannot hold a candle to Dublin’s seafront on a clear winter morning, even if the seafront here tends not to be populated by women in fur coats and 500 sunglasses.
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Sea Haven has been renovated from top to bottom and now white is the main colour throughout.
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Back then the house would have been most likely used as a summer or country residence for a wealthy family. Nowadays it is a mere 25 minutes from the centre of the city centre and that sort of location has made Clontarf so popular for city workers.
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Upon entering the property it is clear that while the house is nearly 170 years old, the fittings and appliances inside are a far cry from the nineteenth century.
The home has been “magnificently transformed” inside by the current owners, claim DNG, and it is not hard to see how.
Clearly no expense has been spared on redoing the house from top to bottom.
The changes have resulted in what is described as a “beautifully restored and versatile family home”.
Cream and white are the main colours throughout the house in its current form.
The house features what DNG describes as “generous” reception and bedroom accommodation.
A wealth of period detail has been maintained by the vendors, including original fireplaces, high ceilings, cornicing and architraves which are blended with the modern comforts and contemporary design buyers expect to have available to them today.
The reception rooms are bright and light filled. Clearly that is in part a reaction to the bright colours used in the rooms, but when the sun shines on the seafront, this south facing house will be drenched in sunlight.
Top quality materials are said to have been used throughout the refurbishing, with Italian marble in particular used throughout the property.
The kitchen and dining area is in a contemporary style and is very much the centre of the house.
The kitchen itself features built in appliances with a marble topped island, and provides extensive space to cook, eat or even just chill out as may be required at the time.
The real place for relaxing however, is out the back of the premises.
The rear garden has been laid is a mix of a gravel and “stunning” granite patio. That space alone makes it ideal for summer dining a patio like that without a barbecue would almost be a crime but the garden also has a degree of privacy that perhaps would not have been expected in a property such as this.
The gravel area provides for two car parking spaces if required, accessible via a laneway at the rear of the building.

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20 Tips for Promoting your Course on YouTube

Promoting your Udemy course on YouTube and you don’t know where to start? In this article I will share 20 quick tips for optimizing your marketing efforts on YouTube:

1. Upload your podcasts onto YouTube to expand your reach.


2. Engage with the YouTube community.

You can do this by leaving comments to popular videos that are related to your course.


3. Create short videos of valuable tips that a potential student may be interested in to show off your expertise.

You can do some quick homework and see what questions your potential students may search or may be interested in learning. For example, if your course is Excel for Beginners, you can post a quick how to video on pivot tables.

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How to Leverage LinkedIn for Online Course Conversions

tumblr_n5j5aumXZM1tx3dsoo2_1280If you’ve read our Quick Wins article, then you know how effective a 7-day email campaign can be in converting your subscribers into your Udemy courses.

Perhaps you’ve already run a successful Quick Win email, YouTube, or Facebook campaign and you’re looking for another approach. Or perhaps, you don’t have an email list or YouTube channel yet but still want to reach potential students.

In this article, we’ll show you how Linkedin can help you send a personalized email informing your close contacts about your course.

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Closed Captions Added to Udemy Courses

There are now 50 Udemy courses that include closed captions. Udemy is always seeking ways to make course content accessible and valuable to students with varying learning styles, and closed captioning is part of the ongoing effort to improve the learning experience for our students. Closed captions will be added to another 20 courses in the coming weeks, with the goal of adding closed captions to roughly 100 courses monthly going forward.

To find courses with closed captions, use the homepage search filter in the upper left navigation, and select a category or enter a search term. Here is an example of a “java” search:



Under “Features,” select “Closed Caption Available” to view the courses in that category that have closed captions.

Additionally, when you are viewing a specific course, closed captioning is noted in the “What’s Inside” section:




Udemy Announces Launch of Social Innovation Program

Udemy announced today the launch of Udemy Social Innovation, a program that helps nonprofits, social entrepreneurs and changemakers around the world create online courses to increase their organization’s impact. As part of the program, Udemy will give out 12 grants, totaling $30,000 over six months, to eligible applicants. Udemy will also provide affordable access to Udemy courses and solutions to this audience. Screen Shot 2014-07-16 at 11.47.40 AM

Learn more! Read the press release.

4 pasos para configurar tu embudo de ventas: Cómo automatizar tu marketing de los cursos Udemy


Has publicado tu curso en Udemy, y puede que hayas ejecutado la estrategia del siglo para el lanzamiento del curso; pero ahora te estarás preguntando, ¿Cómo los instructores Udemy siguen consiguiendo $500 y $5000 al mes mediante sus propias promociones (además de lo que Udemy atrae a sus cursos)? En otras palabras: ¿cómo automatizo mi marketing para poder ganar unos ingresos sostenibles en Udemy? En este artículo, te enseñaremos los 4 pasos para configurar tu embudo de ventas: todos los pasos que utilizan los mejores instructores de Udemy.

Tanto si tienes 10 subscriptores en YouTube como si tienes 10,000, o si tienes 20 o 20,000 visitantes mensuales a tu sitio web, haz esto hoy mismo para empezar a ganar el doble a través de ventas automatizadas de tu curso. [Read more...]