Calling All Instructors: We’re Seeking Courses
Udemy is up to no good, once again. And by “no good,” I mean tons of good. We’re looking for a few good instructors to help us out, too.
As you know, we have users interested in anything and everything (yoga to programming to wine tasting and more). That said, we wanted to look specifically at users who were interested in business and tech content and see what else they’d be into. After all, we can’t cover all ground at once.
Naturally, wanted to share all of this with our awesome instructors. And hey! If you find there’s a course you’d like to teach listed in the ridiculously long list at the end of this post (the team did lots of research), you may find there’s a pot o’ gold at the end of the course creation journey!
Areas of particular interest
We wanted to zoom in particularly on the courses that our business & technology students were eager to learn. After doing all sorts of research (and talking with students for hours!… who knew programmers were so chatty), we discovered a distinct set of topics that folks are really excited about. Now, this isn’t to say we’re neglecting all other topics! Seriously – if you’d like to see more courses in some other area, be sure to let us know. Anyway, here are the topic areas we identified for business & tech:
- Web Design. This is where folks can learn about all aspects designing for the Web, from user experience to Adobe Illustrator to CSS and HTML.
- Founders’ Stuff. This is for all things business founders. Among the topics we hope to cover are incubators, marketing mobile apps, hiring, and content marketing.
- Startup Marketing. Here, users will be able to learn sweet skills ranging from Google AdWords, email and display, and launch best-practices.
- Mobile Development. Much like the Web developer path, this will focus on mobile-specific languages, from iOS to Android to HTML/CSS.
- Web Development. Programming, dude. For the Interwebz.
Of course, the brief descriptions above don’t do these topics justice one bit. You should see our sweet Google Spreadsheets. They’re super, super long and involved. In fact, instead of imagining our terribly involved spreadsheets, how about an abridged version below? There’s a long list of courses we’re looking for, down b’low.
Instructors, to arms!
While we’ve planned out these pathways pretty darn well, we still need awesome instructors to teach them. Which is where you come in!
Do you or someone you know have lots of knowledge locked away on one of these broad topics? Because we need you or that friend of yours. We need you to come make Udemy even cooler than it already is.
Keep in mind a few things while you’re mulling this over:
- These are courses people are looking for.
- We’re here to help you pick a topic and hone your course.
- There’s money to be had, just waiting around with your name on it!
If any of this sounds impossibly exciting to you (I see you there, barely containing your excitement) reach out to our new Instructor Liaison, Ser Alex Mozes. He’s not knighted or anything, but I’ve been watching a lot of Game of Thrones, and thought he deserved a pseudo-knighthood. Anyway, let him know in your subject line what learning pathway you’d like to help out with.
Alex will be thrilled to help you figure out which course you can create, and he’ll help you make it amazing.
We’ll be waiting for you, Sir or Lady Instructor.
The famed and incredibly long list of courses we’re looking for
All courses are intro level unless otherwise noted.
- Content Marketing
- Customer Development
- Go to market/Launching
- Incubators (YC, Techstars)
- Marketing Mobile Apps
- Metrics and Testing
- Navigating the start up community
- Overview of Web Tech/Web Engineering
- Paid Marketing
Mobile development courses
- Android Programming (advanced)
- iOS Development (advanced)
Startup marketing courses
- Adwords (advanced)
- Content Creation
- Email Marketing
- Facebook Marketing
- Idea generation
- SEO (advanced)
- Statistics (include using tools like R)
- Working with Creative
Web design courses
- Art Foundations
- Copywriting for websites
- Designing Creatives
- Illustrator (advanced)
- Landing page design and optimization
- Mobile app Design
- Mobile web design
- Photoshop (advanced)
- Interaction Design
- Information Architecture
- UX (advanced)
- Website media course
- Website Performance
- WordPress theme design
Web development courses
- Browsers / Domains / Hosting
- Coding Best Practices
- CSS (advanced)
- GWT – Google Web Toolkit (JS complier)
- HTML / HTML5 (advanced)
- Java (advanced)
- MySQL / Databases for Developers
- Node JS
- Node JS (advanced)
- PHP (advanced)
- PHP Zend
- Programming Concepts
- Python (advanced)
- Scala (advanced)
- The Coding Community (navigating Github, open source projects, etc)
- UNIX / Servers