| By Gale Staff |
Gale Presents: Udemy, the online learning platform that offers thousands of on-demand courses for in-demand skills across business, technology, and personal development topics, was recently named a 2021 EdTech Cool Tool Winner.
The EdTech Awards is the largest and most competitive recognition program in all of education technology. It recognizes products and people in and around education for outstanding contributions. Gale Presents: Udemy earned top honors as the best online courses/MOOCs solution. So, what sets this digital upskilling resource apart?
Speed-to-Market – Courses covering new technologies are delivered to learners quicker and more efficiently than any learning provider. Often, Udemy courses launch days or even weeks before new software releases occur. Additionally, Udemy instructors and collection curators rapidly respond to what’s relevant to our times. Recent examples include updates to DEI courses and the addition of courses related to the pandemic—like mental wellness and remote working.
Learner First Solution Diversity – A diverse set of world-renowned instructors bring a variety of instructional design styles to multi-generational learners.
Social Validation of Courses – By the time courses are added to the Gale Presents: Udemy library, they’ve already been socially validated through the ratings and reviews of tens of thousands of paying learners in the Udemy learning marketplace. The top three percent are selected for this collection.
Fresher and More Relevant Content – Gale Presents: Udemy has 2X more overall hours of content than “publisher” vendors, and 82% of the courses have been refreshed since 2020.
But wait, there’s more! This top upskilling resource has just gotten better. Now, in addition to the 9,000+ on-demand courses available in Gale Present: Udemy, users will also enjoy these terrific new features:
International Collection: New Languages – In addition to the 3,500 courses taught in French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish by native speakers, courses in Arabic, Mandarin, and Turkish have just been added! Indonesian, Korean, Italian, Polish, and Russian language courses are planned to release by the end of the year. Going beyond traditional content dubbing and video captions, learners can upskill across critical business and technical topics in their preferred language.
New Addition to Course Category – Now with its own category, over 70 Continuing Education Unit courses related to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the Project Management Institution (PMI) can be easily located.
New DEI Subcategory – To help bring this important topic to the forefront, more than 30 courses related to diversity, equity, and inclusion are now subcategorized under Leadership and Management.
Coming in July! MARC Records – Libraries will be able to access MARC records for the 75-course subcategories.
Whether you’re looking to support adults who want to upskill for a new job, advance in their current profession, or deepen a personal interest, Gale Presents: Udemy gets patrons where they want to be.
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