Udemy Course Directory - Discover Courses Fast - Unofficial

Analyse the Marketplace using my Database and Discover Great Courses and Instructors
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  • Length 3.5 hours
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Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

This Course is not sponsored by or affiliated with Udemy, Inc.

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This is THE Course every Student and Instructor on Udemy must have!

Are you a Student struggling to find the best course to solve your pain or problem?

Are you an Instructor trying to create really engaging and competitive courses?

How can you quickly and easily find the best Courses?

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A quick word on Pricing - I have deliberately priced this course very low to make this information available and accessible to as many people as possible. Please tell your friends about this course!

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The main drawback with traditional search methods is that the results are dependant on and skewed by:

  • Search Algorithms
  • Search Engine Optimisation variations between courses
  • And FUNDAMENTALLY - Knowing what to search for!

How can you in put a search term if you do not know exactly what you are looking for????

There has to be a better way!

There is - that is exactly why I created this course, probably the most difficult course I have made to date!

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The KEY is the VISOKIO OMNISCOPE which you can download for free as I have created all the data files in the right format for you to analyse and research.

I have identified over 18,000 courses in the Udemy Market Place which I provide for your analysis. This is not a complete list, as I have not hacked the Udemy site, but is a strong representation of the courses available

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Now you can look at the whole Udemy Market Place on one page and drill down to find what you are looking for! Its not difficult

In this Course you will discover:

  • Why Holistic Search beats more traditional approaches
  • The dangers of unconscious incompetence
  • How Students can benefit from the course
  • How Instructors can benefit from the course
  • What Data is included in the Data Set
  • How to download the Visokio Viewer from Visokio's website
  • How to open it and load the data file
  • A full tutorial on the Omniscope Viewer (complements of Visokio themselves)
  • How to search in the Omniscope Viewer
  • How to explore Udemy Categories
  • The Top 100 Udemy Instructors, by various criteria
  • The Top 100 Udemy Courses, by various criteria

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What Jerry Banfield, Leading Udemy Instructor has to say about this Course!

"Very effective for learning more about Udemy in just a few minutes

If you want to learn more about the Udemy marketplace and love data visualizations, you might have the same experience I did here. I figured I could give this course at least 15 minutes today to skim through and see what John came up with. In just 15 minutes I learned a lot about Udemy I did not know such as what courses are the top and I discovered a lot of instructors I had never heard of that have top courses on Udemy. In just a few minutes this course was helpful for me in motivating me to continue working on Udemy and learning more about what works to get students and grow here. Thank you John! There is a TON of depth here in the course if you go through and download the program and data sets on John offers. I may give this a shot when I am done filming my lectures!" 5 Stars

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This course is very hands on! I show you how to use the Omniscope - an amazing piece of data visualisation software - and provide you with the data files so that you can do your own analysis!

The VISOKIO OMNISCOPE is the Differentiator

You will not find another course like this anywhere in Udemy!

  • How are you going to use this information?
  • To improve your course selection?
  • To find new courses, topics and instructors?
  • Or perhaps you are an instructor, looking for new Topic areas to create courses in!

Information is Power - I have handed you the information - use it wisely!

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Disclaimer: The Data Set in this Course does not contain every course on Udemy! I have done my best (and continue to do so) to compile a data set of as many Udemy Courses as I have been able to. There are over 18,000 courses in the data set as I launch and I hope to increase this number over the coming weeks!

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So, what are you waiting for!

Discover Courses and Instructors in a way you never have before! Enrol Today!

(Don't forget the 30 Day Money Back Guarantee! You really have nothing to lose and everything to gain!)

See you in the Course!

best regards

John

What are the requirements?

  • Download the Visokio Omniscope (for free) - but don't worry that is all explained and covered in the course
  • Download the data files provided in the course - again easy to do and explained in detail

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Discover amazing Udemy Courses in a totally unique way
  • Find the Best Udemy Instructors and their Courses!
  • Master Holistic Search - Drilling down into a Universe of Courses instead of throwing search darts at the algorithmic dart board!
  • Find and compare Courses on Similar Topics by a range of instructors irrespective of the limiting framework of traditional search

What is the target audience?

  • This course is genuinely valuable to every Udemy student who wishes to find the best and most relevant courses in a very quick and easy way time and time again
  • This course is designed to empower Udemy Instructors to understand the market place, find competitive Courses and Instructors so that they can make better courses themselves

What you get with this course?

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Lifetime access.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to this Course
03:04

Welcome to my Course!

This is the Course that EVERY Student and Instructor on Udemy has to have in their portfolio!

You will never look at Search for Courses and Instructors in the same way again!

Check out my Free Preview Lectures and you will see what I mean!

01:37

Welcome to the course! Before we get started, it would be great if you could take just a few minutes to introduce yourself!

03:09

Lets start by taking a look at how many Courses there are in the Udemy Marketplace (November 2015). The number varies depending on how you search for them. I have identified over 90% of them, provided by 8,888 instructors (yes, that really is the number!)

Section 2: Why You Need This Course - Students and Instructors Alike!
01:27

In this section, I want to explain why every Student and Instructor in Udemy can benefit from this Udemy Course Directory.

01:12

What is the Visokio Omniscope? The 21st Century way to carry out data analysis on complex data sets. Its ideal for handling our analysis of the Udemy Marketplace. How much does it cost? Well, the software licence which I have is very expensive (its an enterprise SAAS tool) but the Omniscope reader, which you need to read the Visokio .iok file I have created for you, is absolutely free!

02:50

Traditional Search relies on you asking a question, the algorithm finding an answer and the quality of the search engine optimisation of the data you are searching. This means there is considerable room for error. Let me explain why the Visokio Omniscope is a much better tool for Data Search and Analysis than traditional "old fashioned" methods!

03:35

How can you search for something about which you know nothing? You may "assume" that you know enough to ask the questions but what happens when you don't know what you don't know - thats "Unconscious Incompetence" and its a very real problem in search. The Good news is that I have a solution to this for you!

02:37

This course is packed with benefits for Students - helping them find the BEST instructors and the BEST courses for them. You don't have to take my word for it. The data is all there and you can customise your own search without being reliant on search algorithms, search engine optimisation or guessing at search questions. This really is the one Udemy Course EVERY Udemy student should have in their course portfolio.

02:53

Instructors need to know the market place they are selling in back to front and upside down if they are going to create excellent and competitive courses. But who has the time? Right? Wrong! Now with this course, using the Visokio Omniscope and my Udemy Market Place Dataset, you can do your market place research easily and super fast! What is stopping you now? Every Instructor needs this information and now you have it!

04:21

This lecture explores the content of the data set and explains exactly what is available (at the time of producing this course) in the dataset. It also explains that while you have the full functionality of the Omniscope at your finger tips, due to the terms of the Visokio Omniscope licence, you are not able to change the data nor can you print or export from the Omniscope reader.

Section 3: Getting Started: Download the Visokio Omniscope Viewer and Data File
01:00

This Section explains how you can download the Visokio Omniscope Viewer from Visokio and then download and open the data file of the Udemy market place which I have provided with this Course.

02:29

In order to research and analyse the database provided with this course, you will need to download the free viewer from Visokio, This lecture explains how to do this.

Check out the external resources section of this lecture for the download link to Visokio.

Visokio also provide a very large number of tutorial videos if you want to really get stuck into the functionality of the amazing Omniscope, and the ones you need are available, courtesy of Visokio, in this course.

03:32

This lecture shows you in a detailed screencast how to download the Visokio Omniscope Viewer from the Visokio website and how to install it on your computer.

You need to have downloaded the Udemy Marketplace Data File which is attached as a zipped downloadable resource to this lecture. Save it to your Desktop or a folder where you know where to find it and once you have installed the Visokio Omniscope Viewer you will be able to open this file and get started.

When the Omniscope Viewer asks you to register which you have to do on first opening it (I have NO access to this information), please enter my name, John Colley, in the box when it asks where you heard of Visokio. Thank you,

06:20

This activity is to encourage you to try out the Database in the Visokio Omniscope before you start doing the Tutorials. I have shown you in the video how easy it can be and I hope you find some interesting courses/opportunities by trying a search of some of Udemy's Hot Topics.

The List of Hot Topics is attached to this lecture as an additional resource.

Section 4: December 2015 Update
02:07

This is the December 2015 Dataset Update. This is the LATEST data set so use this one if you want to be uptodate - this is why I have placed this lecture about the How to Open The Visokio DataFile lecture (which still has the older dataset attached).

Section 5: April 2016 Update
03:41

This update at April 2016 includes the new pricing structure for Udemy.  Watch the video to get a summary of the updates and changes.  A point of information, the number of courses has increase from around 21,000 to nearly 24,000 courses in the last 3 months!


The zip file is attached as a document in the additional resources to this lecture.

Section 6: Visokio Omniscope Tutorials - Discover How to Get the Most Out of Omniscope
01:28

This first section of Tutorials covers the basic navigation skills you will need to master the Omniscope. All these tutorials are provided with the compliments of Visokio for which I am very grateful.

10:03

This video shows you the basics of navigation in the Omniscope viewer.

With Kind Permission from Visokio

09:46

This video shows you how you can use and configure the sidebar in the Omniscope Viewer.

With Kind Permission from Visokio

09:07

Before introducing some of the more commonly used views to you, this lecture explains some of the common view operations.

With Kind Permission from Visokio

Section 7: Discovering Visokio Viewing Options
00:51

This series of tutorials helps you to understand how to get the most out of a range of views that you can use in the Omniscope.

14:49

This lecture explains how to use and get the most out of the Table View.

ACTIVITY: Open the Datafile and switch to the Table View and try experimenting with the data and the Visokio Omniscope Viewer. What can you discover about Udemy and the Courses in the Datafile by doing this?

With Kind Permission from Visokio

05:49

This lecture explains how to use and get the most out of the Chart View.

ACTIVITY: Open the Datafile and switch to the Chart View and try experimenting with the data and the Visokio Omniscope Viewer. What can you discover about Udemy and the Courses in the Datafile by doing this?

With Kind Permission from Visokio

06:06

This lecture explains how to use and get the most out of the Bar/Line View

ACTIVITY: Open the Datafile and switch to the Bar/Line View and try experimenting with the data and the Visokio Omniscope Viewer. What can you discover about Udemy and the Courses in the Datafile by doing this?


With Kind Permission from Visokio

12:33

This lecture explains how to use and get the most out of the Graph View.

ACTIVITY: Open the Datafile and switch to the Bar/Line View and try experimenting with the data and the Visokio Omniscope Viewer. What can you discover about Udemy and the Courses in the Datafile by doing this?

With Kind Permission from Visokio

12:54

This lecture explains how to use and get the most out of the Network View

ACTIVITY: Open the Datafile and switch to the Network View and try experimenting with the data and the Visokio Omniscope Viewer. What can you discover about Udemy and the Courses in the Datafile by doing this?

With Kind Permission from Visokio

05:04

This lecture explains how to use and get the most out of the Pivot View.

ACTIVITY: Open the Datafile and switch to the Pivot View and try experimenting with the data and the Visokio Omniscope Viewer. What can you discover about Udemy and the Courses in the Datafile by doing this?

With Kind Permission from Visokio

04:23

This lecture explains how to use and get the most out of the Pie View.

ACTIVITY: Open the Datafile and switch to the Pie View and try experimenting with the data and the Visokio Omniscope Viewer. What can you discover about Udemy and the Courses in the Datafile by doing this?

With kind permission from Visokio

04:07

This lecture explains how to use and get the most out of the Venn Diagram View.

ACTIVITY: Open the Datafile and switch to the Venn Diagram View and try experimenting with the data and the Visokio Omniscope Viewer. What can you discover about Udemy and the Courses in the Datafile by doing this?

With Kind Permission from Visokio

Section 8: Basic Search Functions
00:52

In this final part of the Tutorials Section, you will discover some search techniques which you can use to get the most out of the data provided with the course.

05:27

This lecture explains how to do some basic search and query tasks using Power Query, Brushing and Highlighting.

With Kind Permission from Visokio

06:29

This Video show you how to create, save and use Queries and Sub Sets.

With Kind Permission from Visokio

Section 9: Discovering Categories
01:21

This section is full of activity! Together we are going to start to discover amazing courses and instructors together, through the lens of Udemy Categories.

06:10

One of the criteria you can use to identify interesting courses is to take a look at the numbers of students and do this starting with Categories. In this Activity, I want you to do this analysis for yourself and the video helps to show you some of the ways you can drill down into the data to find courses which interest you and in which, due to the number of students already enrolled, you may have some confidence.

04:04

Approaching your search from the perspective of which Categories, Sub Categories or Topics have the most instructors can help you to find courses of interest and have the widest choice to choose from. By doing this you know that search algorithms are not cutting down your choice.

05:52

This Activity encourages you to focus on areas of interest with the most courses and I show you how I use the omniscope to research and drill down into the Database using this as my initial lead criteria. Note also that my criteria adjust as I get more into the data and learn about the courses that fit my initial search criteria.

06:24

Instructor experience counts for a lot plus, if you enjoy learning from an instructor, you can find more courses by that instructor which you may wish to join. This sort of search is not easy to do with traditional search methods but becomes much easier with the Omniscope.

In this activity I want you to explore the instructors in more depth and see what you can discover about areas you are interested in. The lecture with this video helps you by showing you some techniques I use to drill down to find great instructors.

Section 10: Udemy Market Place Leader Boards: Instructors
01:55

I have created a bonus data file so that you can take a look at the Top 100 instructors using a range of different criteria. Of course, you can do this is the main data file too but I thought it might be easier to work with a sub set of the data for these activities.

07:29

This Lecture has a Bonus Data File attached which contains the details and course of the Top 100 Udemy Instructors by five of the six criteria listed below. It does not contain the Top 100 Udemy Instructors by Video Hours.

This zip file can be downloaded, uncompressed and opened in the Visokio Omniscope Viewer.

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This Lecture has a Bonus Data File attached which contains the details and course of the Top 100 Udemy Instructors by number of courses.

This zip file can be downloaded, uncompressed and opened in the Visokio Omniscope Viewer.

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This Lecture has a Bonus Data File attached which contains the details and course of the Top 100 Udemy Instructors by Number of Course Students


This zip file can be downloaded, uncompressed and opened in the Visokio Omniscope Viewer.

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This Lecture has a Bonus Data File attached which contains the details and course of the Top 100 Udemy Instructors by Number of Hours of Video


This zip file can be downloaded, uncompressed and opened in the Visokio Omniscope Viewer.

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This Lecture has a Bonus Data File attached which contains the details and course of the Top 100 Udemy Instructors by Number of Lectures


This zip file can be downloaded, uncompressed and opened in the Visokio Omniscope Viewer.

1 page

This Lecture has a Bonus Data File attached which contains the details and course of the Top 100 Udemy Instructors by Number of Reviews


This zip file can be downloaded, uncompressed and opened in the Visokio Omniscope Viewer.

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This Lecture has a Bonus Data File attached which contains the details and course of the Top 100 Udemy Instructors by Number of Unique Students

This zip file can be downloaded, uncompressed and opened in the Visokio Omniscope Viewer.

Section 11: Udemy Market Place Leader Boards: Courses
01:49

This section covers the Top 100 Courses and again there is a bonus data file for you to work with. Go and explore and see what new courses and instructors you can discover!

04:04

This section considers the Top 100 Courses on Udemy and looks at them through four separate criteria:

  • Most hours of video
  • Highest numbers of lectures
  • Highest numbers of reviews
  • Highest numbers of students.

In the lectures below you can find each data file split out. The datafile with this lecture combines all four so that you can look at them together in the Omniscope Viewer.

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This Lecture has a Bonus Data File attached which contains the details and course of the Top 100 Udemy Courses by Most Hours of Video (Longest Courses)


This zip file can be downloaded, uncompressed and opened in the Visokio Omniscope Viewer.

1 page

This Lecture has a Bonus Data File attached which contains the details and course of the Top 100 Udemy Courses by Numbers of Lectures


This zip file can be downloaded, uncompressed and opened in the Visokio Omniscope Viewer.

1 page

This Lecture has a Bonus Data File attached which contains the details and course of the Top 100 Udemy Courses by Numbers of Reviews

This zip file can be downloaded, uncompressed and opened in the Visokio Omniscope Viewer.

1 page

This Lecture has a Bonus Data File attached which contains the details and course of the Top 100 Udemy Courses by Numbers of Students

This zip file can be downloaded, uncompressed and opened in the Visokio Omniscope Viewer.

Section 12: Course Summary and Wrap Up
03:19

Congratulations on completing the course!


Of course, you can come back to the data file as many times as you wish to, that is the beauty of a directory like this - you have control.


In this lecture, I summarise what has been covered in the course with you.

02:04

Take a look at this Bonus Lecture for lots of exclusive discount codes for more of my courses!

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