Recently I was introduced to the delights of Udemy.com . I have been producing science revision videos in both GCSE Biology and GCSE Chemistry so I decided to re-package the material as a more general introductory course aimed primarily at homeschoolers.
The homeschooling market is huge – about 2.9% of U.S. students (around 2 million students) are home schooled. It is estimated that over 50,000 children are home educated in the UK and the figure is rising by 80% per year. Similar statistics are readily available for other countries such as Canada, South Africa and Australia.
Udemy is an online learning platform, and is now the world’s largest destination for online courses. Some of the courses are free, but the majority are available only to subscribers. The most popular courses earn their authors six-figure incomes, although these tend to be in the fields of website development or business. Education is the poor partner (at the moment), but using Udemy is a good way of potentially getting your courses noticed.
I have now finished the third part of my four part course – ‘Chemistry 101’. There is clear guidance from Udemy as to how to produce courses, and I have found the process relatively straightforward. Udemy prefers video content, and most courses are video-based.
A nice feature of Udemy is the ease with which coupons can be generated. These coupons allow authors to offer discounts to potential subscribers, and so enable them to rapidly expand the exposure of their products.
That reminds me – as a reader of my blog I would like to offer you free access to Part 3 of my course. To access the course simply click on this link:
This will get you directly to the course content (if a code is required, enter CHEM101#013).
I hope you enjoy what you find – if you want to give any feedback then it would be much appreciated.
Until next time,