Showing posts with label udemy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label udemy. Show all posts

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Faculty Project - Free Courses from University Professors

Udemy, an online course hosting service that I've previously written about, recently launched a new project called The Faculty Project. The Faculty Project is a series of free online courses developed by professors from top-notch universities including Northwestern, Dartmouth, and Vassar. The courses will be conducted through Udemy's platform of video, slides, and PDFs. While it's not clear if the professors will or will not be checking-in on the courses, there are discussion boards for students in each course to correspond with each other.

The current course offerings are:
Modern China
The Economics of Energy and the Environment
Ancient Greek Religion
Perspectives on Contemporary American Democracy
Foundations of Business Strategy
The United States Constitution
Operations Management
Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness
A History of Water and Humans
Foundations of Public Health

Applications for Education
One of the things that I love about the growth of open, online courses is that high school students with an interest in a topic that isn't taught in their schools, can pursue and investigate that interest on their own while getting a little sense of materials they might encounter in college.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Udemy Blog - Good Interviews with Educators

This evening I learned that Udemy nominated Free Technology for Teachers for an Edublog Award. Udemy's nomination got me to look at their blog which I had never done before (I have reviewed Udemy and made a course on their service). The Udemy Blog has some superb interviews with educators like Jeff Utecht and Richard Baraniuk. The Udemy Blog also features many interviews with the founders and leaders of companies producing educational content and offering services for the education market. You'll find interviews with people from Quizlet, Wordnik, and Mind Snacks.

From a previous post about Udemy.
Udemy is a free platform for teaching courses online. Anyone can sign-up for Udemy and start creating courses in minutes. Udemy offers a variety of tools for delivering content online. Course creators can publish slideshows, publish videos, and create mash-ups of slideshows and videos synched together. Course creators can also hold live online sessions through Udemy's virtual classroom platform.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Learnopia - A Place for Hosting Online Courses

Learnopia is a new service that offers hosting for online courses. Learnopia is also a place to find and take online courses. If course creators make their courses free for others to take, then hosting is free.  Currently, there are courses on Learnopia that are free and others that require payment.

Applications for Education
If you're looking a place to host an online course, Learnopia is worth giving a look. Unlike some similar services, Learnopia provides students taking your online course with a dashboard through which they can track tasks and communicate with you.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Udemy Launches Free Online Teaching Platform
RCampus - Create and Conduct Courses Online
Einztein - Locate Online Courses and Course Materials

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Udemy Launches Free Online Teaching Platform

Udemy, a free platform for teaching online that I wrote about in March, has officially launched for public use. Udemy offers a variety of tools for delivering content online. Course creators can publish slideshows, publish videos, and create mash-ups of slideshows and videos synched together. Course creators can also hold live online sessions through Udemy's virtual classroom platform.

Learn more about Udemy in the video below.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Udemy - Free Platform for Teaching Courses Online

Udemy is a new free platform for teaching courses online. Anyone can sign-up for Udemy and start creating courses in minutes. Udemy offers a variety of tools for delivering content online. Course creators can publish slideshows, publish videos, and create mash-ups of slideshows and videos synched together. Course creators can also hold live online sessions through Udemy's virtual classroom platform. I tried all of these tools earlier tonight and had them all working in less than ten minutes.

The video below provides an overview of Udemy's services.


Applications for Education
Udemy could be a good platform for creating and delivering professional development seminars. You could publish your content online where teachers can then access it at their convenience. If you then have teachers who would like some live instruction you can use Udemy's live virtual classroom space.