All of the successful people around me are constantly upgrading their skills, and online courses are a great way to do that.
Udemy offers a host of online courses, both for fun and designed to develop real-world skills that can boost your career.
And while Udemy might be your ideal platform in certain situations, there are several reasons why another online course platform might be more suitable.
I take online classes regularly for fun and to learn new professional skills. Coursera, Udemy, Fiverr Learn, edX, I’ve tried them all. So I think I’m in a good position to discuss the main pros and cons of Udemy.
Before investing time or money in a Udemy course, I recommend that you read this Udemy review to make sure you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into.
What is Udemy and how is the platform different?
Udemy aims to be THE online learning platform where you can find any topic.
Udemy offers over 100,000 courses. Some focus on professional skills, and others on hobbies (even topics like “learning to play video games”).
Employers can access Udemy’s most popular courses to encourage their employees to develop their skills.
And it turns out that some big companies like Adidas, Pinterest and Eventbrite have taken advantage of it.
In order to cover such a wide range of topics, Udemy allows anyone to post a course. This is why there are courses on topics like plant care that you won’t find on other platforms.
Allowing anyone to teach has both advantages and disadvantages. The main advantage is that it allows anyone to share their expertise, even if they do not have full certification. Many Udemy course creators are graduate students or professionals who are experts in their field.
On the downside, the fact that Udemy is so open is not very appealing to trainers. Therefore, renowned instructors and university professors are rare, as they favor more prestigious platforms like Coursera.
Second, some courses are simply of poor quality. I could post a mediocre class tomorrow if I wanted to.
However, I would most likely get negative reviews. I therefore advise you to stick to the courses with a majority of positive evaluations in order to avoid wasting your time. However, Udemy’s rating system also presents significant issues that we will address in a moment.