| By Gale Staff |
Unconscious bias is all around us, though we don’t often realize it. Gail Tolstoi-Miller, CEO of Consultnetworx and Udemy instructor, writes, “An unconscious bias is when incorrect and often biased judgments about people occur due to stereotyping. These types of biases are so ingrained in our culture and society they often go unnoticed, particularly in terms of gender, age, and racial stereotyping.”1
What better way to improve lives through learning than to offer the most up-to-date information that recognizes and responds to recent movements around racism, discrimination, and bias?
Gale Presents: Udemy answers the call by providing high-quality courses covering these pressing issues. Tolstoi-Miller’s course, Unconscious Bias: Fuel Diversity and Become a Better You, offers a powerful way for individuals and organizations to become more self-aware of biases, and use tools and processes to combat them. There are even exercises to help the user reframe their perspective. This course is just one of several that has been updated since May of this year in response to recent societal developments around racism.
Updated equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) courses in Gale Presents: Udemy include:
Inclusive Leadership: Working with Equality and Diversity Updated August 2020
Psychology of Diversity and Unconscious Bias Updated July 2020
Fostering Psychological Safety & Belonging on Teams Updated July 2020
A Diversity Deep Dive, Leadership Insights and Lessons! Updated July 2020
Ally Up: Using Allyship to Advance Diversity & Inclusion Updated June 2020
Unconscious Bias: Fuel Diversity and Become a Better You Updated May 2020
Fresh content in step with market demands
Creating a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization doesn’t happen overnight. It takes ongoing understanding and education on both a professional and personal level. That’s the beauty of this dynamic, one-of-a-kind content curation model that’s powered by data and human insights. Course offerings keep pace with user needs—whether it’s a topic as important as EDI or more technical in nature, like the hottest software release, users can select from over 6,000 on-demand video courses to help get them where they want to be. Eighty-five percent of the courses have been updated in the last two years—a feat traditional publishers simply can’t accomplish.
Key factors in the content curation mix include relevancy, course and instructor quality, social validation, and demand. Instructors can gain insights generated from 50 million Udemy learners, signaling what topics are trending, which helps them plan the courses they’ll design and teach next. Udemy has a content team dedicated to making sure they capture customer needs and industry trends.
The end result? Your library can move learning forward by providing the most relevant and engaging content—keeping your patrons ahead of the curve.
1. Gail Tolstoi-Miller, “Four Ways Unconscious Bias May Be Affecting Your Workplace,” HR and L&D (blog), Udemy, updated February 2020.NEW BALANCE