Udemy – Academy of You

I’ve posted previously about accessing lectures from prestigious universities via the Academic Earth site. Today I found Udemy – Academy of You. This too is a site that has videos of courses from several well know universities, including Stanford, UCLA, and Yale. With a whole range of subjects covered. At a glance, there doesn’t seem to be as many available here as on Academic Earth, but the significant thing is that anyone can register and create courses on Udemy, in “less than 5 minutes” is the claim.

You can use video and presentations, and there is the option for tutors and students to interact live using chatrooms and whiteboards. There is also integration with video hosting sites and Slideshare the presentation hosting site to make things easier if you already have content online you want to use.

Tutors can charge a fee for their courses and Udemy charges for this.

This video explains:

To me this is an interesting and exciting concept.

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5 thoughts on “Udemy – Academy of You

  1. Hey! Thanks so much for your post. We’re really excited that you found this interesting. We love that you liked Udemy and were willing to write about it. Just an FYI – I think we do have just as much content as Academic Earth but I might be wrong. Either way, our goal is not really to be like Academic Earth but more of a place where users can create their own courses about various subjects as you pointed out.

    Anyways, thanks for posting and look forward to seeing you on the site!

    Best,
    Gagan Biyani

  2. Hi Gagan,

    Thanks for your comments and putting me right on a couple of points. I think it is more to do with the initial look that makes it seem like there are more courses at Academic Earth rather than there actually being more; just an observation really.

    Yes, and I’m sorry I didn’t get this point across more fully, the significant point is that Udemy is from the tutor side, a great place to create courses for sharing.

    I’ll certainly be spending some time on your site over the coming months/years. Many thanks for all your work.

    Regards
    Markuos

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