If you have not yet explored Udemy, I can’t urge you enough to just dive in and see what all the hype is about. With the the catchphrase of “Start Learning from the World’s Top Instructors“, the platform is a treasure trove for all life long learners. And with more than 350,000 students already enrolled in Udemy courses, it is a pretty big class to join.

Why am I so enthusiastic you ask? Well, over the past week we have spent a lot of time in the platform, tweaking and perfecting our first Udemy course, “How to Use Online Video to Flip the Classroom“. What I really noticed once we started looking around is how many awesome Udemy courses are available on just about everything. From Wine tasting to Yoga Detox, it’s all there.

As much as I encourage you to explore, there are a few highlights, particularly for tech-savvy educators. So, dive in using your browser, or download the iPad app, and start learning with these eight great Udemy courses for EdTech teachers.

 

8 Udemy Courses for EdTech Teachers

1. How to Use Online Video to Flip the Classroom

I know it is a bit rich to put our Udemy course first, but it is brand new and we are just so proud of it! – Teacher and ‘flipped classroom’ thought-leader Brian Bennett presents a comprehensive course on the tools and techniques he is using to flip the classroom. Brian explores how to engage students and build a ‘flipped’ environment using online video, that promotes discussion, interaction and a whole lot of fun.

Course length: 3hrs          Lecture count: 47           Price: $49          View Course

 

2. Learn How to Make iPhone and iPad Apps in 1 Hour Without Any Programming

Learn how to prototype, design and release apps onto the app store. The best part is that the process is so streamlined you can build a prototype or app in less than an hour. You will learn the entire process from idea creation, to production, to release. Along the way you will hear creative and technical commentary that is designed to help you avoid the pitfalls of app production.

Course length: 10hrs          Lecture count: 185           Price: $497          View Course

 

3. Reinventing School – A Design Thinking Challenge

The course mission is to encourage life-long learning, promote alternative learning environments and equip you with 21st Century skills. The Reinventing School challenge is hands on, encourages discussion of the issues facing learners today and empowers young people, teachers and other members of the community to come up with solutions and share them for all to benefit.

Course length: 6hrs          Lecture count: 61           Price: FREE          View Course

 

4. Become a Web Developer from Scratch!

Web developments can be a be a pretty steep learning curve and getting started is the hardest part. This course starts from the basics with XHTML, CSS and Javascript to more advanced and the most popular and requested programming languages nowadays, such as PHP, XML, jSON, AJAX, jQuery the MySQL database and the new HTML5+CSS3. Source code for each final project is also included in the course material.

Course length: 40hrs          Lecture count: 231           Price: $199          View Course

 

5. Anyone Can Learn to Make a Game

Whether you are interested in creating games for yourself or to help eager students, this course is a great place to start. Using the amazing power of Unity3D the course will take you step by step through the process of creating a simple 3D video game in just a few hours. As part of the course material you get instant access to over 50 high definition videos, not to mention full source code examples you can download and try out.

Course length: 4hrs          Lecture count: 60           Price: $89          View Course

 

6. Kids Coding -Introduction to HTML, CSS and JavaScript

Do your kids spend too much time on the computer, phone or tablet? Don’t you wish they could do something more productive? This course shows kids how to code by adapting the material to their learning styles. There are animated lectures, informative screencasts and tests. This course is not only fun for kids to watch and listen, it is interactive and engaging.

Course length: 7hrs          Lecture count: 214           Price: $597          View Course

 

7. Building Custom WordPress Sites from Scratch

More and more educators are entering the blogging world where WordPress is the number one development platform. This highly informative course starts with the planning stages, helping you make key decisions and establish a professional wireframe in Adobe Illustrator, before moving through Photoshop for graphic design and onto WordPress itself for installation, configuration and customization with plugins and content.

Course length: 9hrs          Lecture count: 115           Price: $99          View Course

 

8. Publish Your Book On Kindle

Many educators dream of publishing their own work and thanks to the digital revolution, it is a lot easier than ever before. This course covers everything you need to know to get your book into the Amazon store. From deciding what book you should write to how to format your book in Microsoft Word, the course goes deep into every detail. Increase you credibility by becoming an author, launch a business and realize your writing dreams.

Course length: 12.5hrs          Lecture count: 98           Price: $199          View Course

 

Nice job, you made it all the way to the bottom! As a bonus for really taking an interest in the Udemy courses, we’re offering a $20 discount to the first 50 readers who join our “How to Use Online Video to Flip the Classroom“. Use the code ‘FLIP6488FL‘ and see if you are one of the first 50 students!

 

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