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Ready to get started on that New Year’s resolution to expand your horizons? Have we got a deal for you! The massive online learning platform Udemy is having a sale on all classes today. Anything you want to learn is only $10! That’s right, multi-session classes, for only ten bucks. What a way to launch 2020!
Udemy is a platform where anyone (including you) can set up and promote a course. One of the best things about the setup is that there’s no pressure to speed through a course—or even to start one till you’re totally ready. Once you enroll, you have access to that class for life. So you can take your time, pause when life gets too busy, and pedal back to review (or totally restart) as needed.
The range of offerings on Udemy is incredibly vast. Pizza-making? Yes! Tap-dancing. Of course. Kombucha Basics? For sure! Also Planting a Garden that Attracts Birds; Working Your Abs; Spanish, German, Mandarin, Esperanto!; Dog CPR; Knitting; there are even courses in How to Make Friends. And this is just the tip of the massive iceberg that is Udemy. It’s a veritable playground for lifelong learners.
Keep in mind that just as a great teacher can make or break a class in real life, a great teacher in the online learning space can turn blah material into something engaging. So read reviews. Feedback on Udemy is easy to navigate—just click on the stars for detailed, honest user comments.
Whether you’re looking to jumpstart a hobby, dig into something academic, expand your repertoire in the kitchen, or just have a good time, Udemy is a win-win—and at this price? It’s a veritable steal!
Not sure where to begin? Here are some of Udemy’s most popular classes—check them out, and see what sparks your imagination!
Learn to draw characters for comics, animation, video games, and more, in this 10-module video class with more than 6,500 five-star reviews. Says one reviewer: "Probably the best art course I've ever taken—online or in college. Wonderfully presented, it helped me correct mistakes I'd been making that were really holding my artwork back. I've seen phenomenal progress after 30 days practice of the course material. Highly recommended."
This course teaches you the programming language Python 3 from the top (as in, from installation) all the way to advanced methods. Reviewers rave about the teacher and the thoroughness of the curriculum. Here’s the scoop from one of many five-star reviews: “As a boot camp this really is a complete course. Explanations are precise and clear. Learning [is] tested frequently through assignments. Capstone projects are very well placed and bonus material includes all of the python 2 course!! Recommended to anyone looking to start learning or hone python skills.”
Yikes! Use your brilliance for good, but first learn how the evil folks do their thing. This course requires no prior knowledge of hacking, teaching you (by example) how to find weaknesses, hack, inject viruses and, ultimately, secure a network against all of the above. Reviewers say this is the most comprehensive ethical hacking course available. One five-star reviewer characterizes this as “a course that must be taken. Very well done. Explanations are brilliant, easy to follow” and says the teacher is “quick to respond to questions that you have.”
Remember when speed-reading was a thing (calling Evelyn Wood!)? Well, it’s back, and better than ever. This course promises to teach speed-reading with a high rate of comprehension and understanding; build memory techniques for storing and recalling lots of info accurately; and develop the cognitive infrastructure to support new information long-term. Says one rave: “I loved this course. It is extremely organized, detailed and straight to the point. When I started I was able to read 210 WPM with only 43% of retention, but now, after the course, I can achieve 395 WPM with 71% retention....”
Edit personal, creative, or business videos like a pro. This course is for total newbies or folks who have played around in Adobe Premiere Pro and want to up their skills. By the end of the class, students will have edited a one-minute documentary. Says one absolute beginner who gave the class a five-star review, “...I had no prior knowledge of Premiere Pro CC. As soon as I downloaded Prem Pro I started the course. I have enjoyed the course so much. It is incredibly well put together....The pacing is perfect and everything is so easy to follow and understand.”
Who on earth doesn’t want to take better pictures? But there are so many variables, it’s hard to know where to begin. This course is the place, whether you’re shooting for fun or hope to sell your images. One five-star reviewer bottom-lines it for you: “Brilliant instructors and comprehensive course content for all levels of photography. Highly recommend.”
This is the perfect time of year to get your self-improvement on. And there’s nothing that offers as much choice, growth, and enjoyment as Udemy courses—all at great prices ($10!) and right in the comfort of your own cozy home. Think of it as a gift to yourself. Happy new year!
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