Weekly Roundup – December 17
The Weekly Roundup is a list of all instructor-relevant updates, announcements, and general news that has taken place in the last week. Check the Teach Hub on Wednesdays to read through the roundup!
News & Updates
Updates to Udemy’s Marketing Programs
We’ve updated our marketing programs, so be sure to visit the premium instructor section of your account to read through the new terms and opt in or out. Detailed information on these changes offered in the full announcement.
The instructor communities (Udemy Studio + Faculty Lounge) are participating in a 3-day course creating/updating marathon, the first ever Udemy Holiday Hullabaloo! Our communal goal is to make 6oo course updates during this 3-day period. Think we can do it? Join in the fun and make this a “December to Remember”.
Udemy Reaches 5 Million Students
It seems like just yesterday that we passed the 4 million milestone, and today we’ve hit 5 million! Udemy’s CEO Dennis Yang believes that “our breakout success this year is an indicator that we’ve only scratched the surface on connecting people everywhere with the skills they need.” Thank you instructors for sharing your knowledge and skills with our students!
Outstanding Instructors of 2014
If you’re a Udemy student, you may have received an email last week asking you to nominate your favorite instructor for an award. The results are in, and these instructors most inspired students with their passion, responsiveness, global reach, and pure quality of teaching. See the full list here.
How Will VAT Affect Udemy Instructors?
We’ll be publishing detailed information on how Udemy will be dealing with the European Union’s new VAT laws before the end of the year. For now, rest assured that Udemy will be handling all collecting and remitting of the tax – this won’t be the responsibility of instructors.
From the Community
This week we’d like to share a cool story from the community: the story of two Udemy instructors who met in the Studio forum and have since taken their conversations live! That’s right, one-on-one, face-to-face, in-person meetings. Go here to read about how this occurred and get tips on why you should connect with other instructors offline.