Has anyone ever heard of Udemy? Since L is for Learn, I thought I’d tell you a little about this online learning community. Udemy offers thousands of classes priced between $20 and $50. Some are even FREE. I discovered Udemy on Facebook. An ad kept popping up so I finally clicked on it. By now, you might know that I’m a “course-taking-addict.”
I’ve taken several writing courses from Udemy: poetry writing, brainstorming, and writing from the heart to name three. I’ve signed up for many others but haven’t completed them yet. This is a work at your own pace thing; handouts are available and there are assignments and teacher/student interaction if you want it. I seldom do. Some of these classes are good, some not so good, but all of them are interesting in one way or another. If you’d like to learn more about their history and the Udemy founders go to the Udemy Wikipedia site .
Some exciting news is that there’s also opportunity for YOU to teach a class. Now don’t get nervous. 😉 For those of you who don’t yet call yourselves writers, you can teach anything: cake decorating, quilting, even crafting jewelry or braiding rag rugs. Udemy has free instruction on how to pull your class together.
Explore their user-friendly website to see what’s available for you. Remember, check out all the FREE classes. Did I mention that once you sign up for a class, you have life time access to it?
I’m curious… have any of you taken classes from Udemy?
Jessica Triana says
Love free courses! Thanks for this am checking it out right now… 🙂
Jessica Ferguson says
Great! Remember they aren’t all free and they aren’t all good. But they’re all … Interesting and entertaining. 😏
Michelle Wallace says
Thank you for introducing me to Udemy.
I’d love to take some courses. Which ones would you recommend? Writing from the heart sounds interesting…
Jessica Ferguson says
Michelle, I really liked the poetry class. Writing from the Heart was good but it wasn’t my favorite. I took two classes (paid for them) from Christine Katz. She used to be editor of Writer’s Digest magazine. They were both excellent but I’ve read all her books so I might be a little partial. 🙂 I’ve also signed up for writing a novel using scrivener but haven’t started it yet. What I like most about these classes is having them forever and taking my time with them. 🙂
Liz Brownlee says
I haven’t, and I kind of wish you hadn’t mentioned them *tries to forget name as she knows she’ll be signing up from everything to cake making to how to build a spaceship*. ~Liz http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com
Heather Duff says
Looks like you have been busy taking these classes. I didn’t know you signed up for all those. Sneaky like a second donut, you are.