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Make Your Own Video Studio for Online Courses

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A Quick List to Get Going

To make your own videos for Udemy courses, it’s worth putting in a little time and investment upfront to get a great and consistent quality set up to produce your courses.  The choice of equipment can be overwhelming, so here is a brief checklist that you can follow to get going on making your own online course videos. 

5 eLearning Best Practices

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eLearning

eLearning vs. Udemy

A generic definition of “eLearning” would be “any learning that happens via electronic media”. In this sense, Udemy courses fall under the umbrella of eLearning.  Udemy i a MOOC  (massive open online course) platform that has its own LMS (Learning Management System) that allows course creators to create and sell a course.

However, eLearning is an industry that goes well beyond the Udemy platform. eLearning has come to mean something slightly different than what Udemy courses offer.  Nowadays, the term “eLearning” and the “eLearning industry” generally refers to what we think of as “corporate training”, or, “online education” in a school setting, such as K-12 programs. 

Udemy Reviews – A Checklist for Getting Them

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The Importance of Udemy Reviews – a quick reminder

Udemy courses with more reviews rank higher in the Udemy search results and are more likely to be promoted by Udemy.  Udemy is becoming increasingly focused on reviews due to the sheer volume of courses and students on the platform.

Potential students look at Udemy course reviews to help inform their purchase decision.  In general, courses with few or no reviews rank much lower and will attract little or no additional students.

Teachable vs. Thinkific – a Quick(er) Comparison

The debate about Teachable vs. Thinkific , arguably the top two online learning platforms, is an ever evolving one. All kinds of opinions from experienced instructors who have used both platforms can be found online in lengthy, in-depth analyses and comparisons of Teachable vs. Thinkific features.

If you are a Udemy instructor who is experiencing some success, or who has ambitious online teaching goals, you will no doubt come to a point where you will want to start looking at Teachable and Thinkific more closely to see what your post-Udemy move might be.

Online Learning Platforms – 5 Marketplace Comparisons

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The Range of Online Learning Platforms

Online learning platform solutions can be a confusing market space to navigate as an online course instructor.   Online course platforms range from “marketplaces” such as Udemy, where anyone can create and sell an online course of virtually any quality, to Coursera which partners only with educational institutions, to Thinkific and other LMS platforms that allow instructors to create a proprietary online course platform and market their online classes.

If you want to create and sell online courses in a so-called “marketplace” like Udemy, which makes selling online courses relatively easy, you may wonder what alternatives to Udemy exist.  Given the brand recognition and market share Udemy boasts, it may be hard to figure out what other online course marketplaces exist and how they are different.  

Udemy Review – Is Udemy Worth It?

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A Udemy Review for Instructors

Is Udemy legit?  Is Udemy worth It?  Is Udemy a scam? 

Udemy reviews often attempt to answer these kinds of questions.   Whether you are contemplating becoming a Udemy instructor or you already have courses on Udemy, such questions could make you wonder if you have made a good choice with Udemy as a way to spend your time and earn income. Online Education is becoming more and more widely accepted leading towards online learning platforms to experience a huge boost.

You should have a good idea of how Udemy is viewed from both a consumer and instructor perspective and what are the pro’s and con’s of selling courses on Udemy. This can help you be more strategic in your decisions and manage your expectations as a Udemy instructor.  Traditional Educational Institutions like Universities and Community Colleges are becoming more and more hassle to the regular man especially with the everyday struggle associated with life. This is why Online Learning, thanks to Online Learning Platforms, has become popular both among college students and working people.

Online Teaching – 8 Tips to Get Started

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(5 minute read)

Teachinguide often receives requests for assistance from readers who need help getting started in online teaching and course creation.  We decided to put together 8 first steps to take and factors to consider if you are contemplating making a move to teaching online.

Online Teaching Options

How you proceed breaking into teaching online will depend very much on your teaching and domain experience – whether you have any at all, have a lot, and everything in between.  So, keep this in mind as your read.  In addition, you must consider whether your goal is to make some cash on the side or to make an entire career of teaching online.

Here’s a list of some of your options:

How Much Do Udemy Instructors Make?

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In a popular blog a few months back, we profiled five high earning Udemy Instructors who gave their advice about how to be a successful Udemy instructor.  Those featured Udemy instructors earn A LOT of money teaching the best online courses and this has been promoted as an argument for becoming a Udemy instructor in all manner of media and blogs.  Earning lots of money by taking three months out of your life to create a kick-butt Udemy course is no doubt an appealing concept to many.

Just go on Quora and punch in “How Much Money Do Udemy Instructors Make” and you will see no less than a dozen similar questions with links to answers from Udemy instructors and all manner of opinions on the topic.

Because we’ve been digging around in our data lately, we decided to try and use it to estimate how much a Udemy instructor could make. Our estimation exercise results follow in this article.

Udemy Courses – How Male and Female Instructors Compare

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Udemy courses reflect the world we live in.  The most popular courses reflect current lifestyle and career trends.  The most popular instructors reflect what we value nowadays in terms of entertainment and information dissemination.  We all live according to “ratings” and so do Udemy course instructors.

Over this past year, the media has been flooded with all kinds of headlines about the progress of women. This year a record number of women will be working in the US Congress. 2018 was dubbed the “Year of the Woman”.

We at Teachinguide got to thinking, “what does our data tell us, if anything, about how gender plays a role in Udemy courses?” 

5 Online Course Predictions and Hot Topics for 2019

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Happy New Year from Teachinguide!  No doubt like us you are looking forward to another strong year for the online course industry.   With so much growth in Udemy and other platforms during 2018 (over 80,000 courses on Udemy!), it begs the question “what’s next for 2019?”.

We’ve taken a shot at predicting some key trends that we think will drive the online course industry and influence course creation in 2019. We hope these predictions will provide some useful insights to incorporate into your 2019 online course strategy.

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