Udemy online courses. What's your opinion?

Jun 5, 2013
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I've recently come across Udemy, an online learning website. They keep sending me offers of either free or heavily discounted programs but I'm not sure of its quality or relevance. Don't get me wrong, some courses have caught my eye ('Self Esteem: How to stop beating yourself up', 'Bombshell Bootcamp:How to boost your happiness' and finally, 'How to save and improve your relationship') but what's your opinion of the site? Are they a bunch of charlatans or genuine, master learners? Anyone paid for any courses and if so, what was the course quality?

The 'Learn Salsa in five hours, even with a disablity' looks particularly promising. Thoughts?
 
Jun 4, 2013
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Some stuff actually doesn't take a difficult, overly huge learning curves to get an understanding. For example, Elizabeth Warren has a very, very simple book on how to manage money. That would actually make for a good course to teach someone over a week using that book as a guide. There is also a very simple book on how to help fix relationships or make them more happy in general. I'd say go for it if you have the time and are curious.
 
Jun 5, 2013
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I've got way too much time on my hands these days and I need something to keep me occupied and divert my attention away from good food and better alcohol. So, I've just bought a new DSLR camera with a load of lenses and stuff but I've no fucking idea how to use them. It seems that good old Udemy has a few 'DSLRs for useless cunts' courses and I might just give them a try.

Cheers for the positive input.
 
Jul 6, 2012
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I've got way too much time on my hands these days and I need something to keep me occupied and divert my attention away from good food and better alcohol. So, I've just bought a new DSLR camera with a load of lenses and stuff but I've no fucking idea how to use them. It seems that good old Udemy has a few 'DSLRs for useless cunts' courses and I might just give them a try.

Cheers for the positive input.
so, you have a new camera you dont know how to use and they do courses explaining how to use them?
 
Jun 5, 2013
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so, you have a new camera you dont know how to use and they do courses explaining how to use them?
They have many courses on photography. I'm just looking through what they've got in the hope they have a beginners' course.
 
Jun 5, 2013
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Here's a few free courses....be fecking quick though

https://www.udemy.com/photoshop-for-entrepreneurs/?couponCode=FREEFORFRIENDS16
https://www.udemy.com/how-to-create-your-first-affiliate-marketing-info-product/?couponCode=BBHHFF
https://www.udemy.com/marketing-videos/?couponCode=PROMOCOUPONS24.COM
https://www.udemy.com/the-complete-instagram-marketing-course/?couponCode=LIMITEDX
https://www.udemy.com/chrome-devtools-web-developers-tutorial/?couponCode=rd2
https://www.udemy.com/learning-c-language/?couponCode=UDEMYGURUPROMO
https://www.udemy.com/the-many-ways-to-create-an-online-career-from-home/?couponCode=honest-feedback
https://www.udemy.com/bootstrap-4-tutorial-learn-twitter-bootstrap-responsive-web/?couponCode=PromoCoupons24
https://www.udemy.com/create-manage-customize-your-online-store-by-bigcommerce/?couponCode=BIGCOMMERCE5000
https://www.udemy.com/affiliate-business/?couponCode=PINKTOBER
https://www.udemy.com/ultimate-search-engine-optimization-mastery-course/?couponCode=BBHHFF
https://www.udemy.com/c-and-c-programming/?couponCode=ALLFREE
https://www.udemy.com/pinterest-domination/?couponCode=FREE4NOW
https://www.udemy.com/pinteresthacks/?couponCode=FREEPINTEREST1
https://www.udemy.com/neurosciencemarketing/?couponCode=PROMOCOUPONS24_COM
https://www.udemy.com/multithreading-java-generics-collections/?couponCode=FB_ZERO
https://www.udemy.com/meditation-for-beginners-learn-to-be-free-from-anxiety-now/?couponCode=PROMOCOUPONS24.COM1
https://www.udemy.com/responsive-design-with-new-google-materialize/?couponCode=PromoCoupons24
https://www.udemy.com/mastering-logo-designing-20-projects-step-by-step/?couponCode=UDFB161
https://www.udemy.com/learn-django-code-accept-payments-with-stripe/?couponCode=FACEBOOK916
https://www.udemy.com/photoshoplandscapes/?couponCode=IMAGE00
https://www.udemy.com/become-an-adobe-edge-animate-ninja-everything-from-a-z/?couponCode=&pmtag=OCT1202
https://www.udemy.com/web-design-for-grandmothers-with-html/?couponCode=exceloct
https://www.udemy.com/sql-the-hitch-hikers-guide-to-writing-sql-queries/
https://www.udemy.com/design-like-a-pro-in-under-a-day-with-adobe-spark/?couponCode=DESIGNPRO
https://www.udemy.com/learn-admob-analytics-and-in-app-purchases-in-swift/?couponCode=SWIFTFREE3
https://www.udemy.com/getting-in-shape-the-basics/?couponCode=PROMOCOUPONS
https://www.udemy.com/fiverr-freelancer/?couponCode=PROMOCOUPONS24.COM
https://www.udemy.com/facebook-advertising-course-for-affiliate-marketers/?couponCode=BBHHFF
https://www.udemy.com/email-marketing-for-affiliate-marketers/?couponCode=BBHHFF
https://www.udemy.com/disintigration/?couponCode=FREECOUPON
https://www.udemy.com/how-to-create-digital-painting-effect-in-adobe-photoshop/?couponCode=STUDIO
https://www.udemy.com/customer-success-manager/?couponCode=PROMOCOUPONS24.COM
https://www.udemy.com/marketing-videos/?couponCode=PROMOCOUPONS24.COM
 

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I took the investing in options course, which was a good background course but was not a hands on course which is reasonable as it was only $15.
 
Jun 5, 2013
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another 48 free courses

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Jun 12, 2012
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Just joined and bought a bunch of IT related courses at their discount prices 10-19€ per course. The list price of 200€ for most of these courses is just pure insanity but at the discount prices I'll give it a go. Haven't completed enough (just 2% of one course) of form an opinion of the actual content yet.

 
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May 31, 2013
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Just joined and bought a bunch of IT related courses at their discount prices 10-19€ per course. The list price of 200€ for most of these courses is just pure insanity but at the discount prices I'll give it a go. Haven't completed enough (just 2% of one course) of form an opinion of the actual content yet.

Sometimes you can find these courses on youtube for free, for example that Complete ethical hacking course is on youtube. Goto youtube and search a guy named Jerry Banfield, he has a channel that he uploads some IT related udemy courses onto. I'd post a link but youtube is blocked at work.
 
Jun 12, 2012
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Sometimes you can find these courses on youtube for free, for example that Complete ethical hacking course is on youtube. Goto youtube and search a guy named Jerry Banfield, he has a channel that he uploads some IT related udemy courses onto. I'd post a link but youtube is blocked at work.
Yeah, just I basically just paid for the convenience of using their website. At the discount prices of €10 to €15 per course for life time access I just decided it was worth that since I'll probably take forever to finish those