Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Udemy: Online School Democratizes Education

Since 2010, Udemy has helped half a million students from all over the world learn everything from cake decorating to programming. With a mission to democratize learning, the online platform offers a broad selection of courses taught by industry experts. Whether you want to start a business, get promoted, or just learn a new hobby, Udemy has over 5,000 courses that can help you accelerate your life. If you already have something in mind, just type the topic into the search bar and browse the results. Or you can check out the popular courses and see if something grabs your attention. Course fees range from free to $500.

Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Udemy was co-founded by Eren Bali, Oktay Caglar, and Gagan Biyani. Last year, the company released an iPad app, allowing students to learn even while they're on the go. Udemy is backed by Lightbank, Insight Venture Partners, 500 Startups, and MHS Capital, among others.

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