Udemy is an online learning platform that brings together students and instructors from all over the world. Some courses are available for free while others are paid courses that may cost several hundred Dollars.
You do need to create a free account to use some of the site's functionality, for instance to sign up for free courses.
Video courses consist of a fixed number of recorded lectures that students can watch as often as they like. Courses may also include labs in which students need to complete tasks on their own.
Supplementary materials may be provided as well, and there is a discussion platform that students can use to discuss lessons or ask questions.
How good are those courses? There is no definitive answer to that question as it depends largely on the course itself. There are however certain methods that you can use to find out about a course before you subscribe to it or pay money for it.
Have you taken an online course before? If so, how was your experience?Advertisement
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