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Weekly Roundup – January 28, 2015

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!

Weekly Roundup

News & Updates

 

Udemy Instructor Meetups

As a Udemy instructor, you’ve likely interacted in some way, shape or form with other instructors in our online community. But have you ever considered taking these discussions offline? We’re excited to announce that two Udemy instructor gatherings will take place this week.

Sean Kaye has started a Udemy instructor Meetup group in his hometown – Sydney, Australia. The inaugural gathering will take place this Thursday, January 29. If you’re in the area, RSVP and meet the 16 other instructors already attending.

Pauline Hanuise is also hosting a get together in Malta this Sunday, February 3rd at 3:00pm. Eight instructors including Alun Hill are planning to attend, and we encourage everyone else in the area to join them! You can RSVP to the event via Facebook.

Not in Sydney or Malta? That’s okay! If you’re interested in organizing a Udemy instructor meetup in your area, let us know here.

Instructor Newsletter

Udemy sent out its first ever Instructor Newsletter yesterday. Check your inboxes instructors! The newsletter included an article on course structure, as well as a community spotlight on two instructors from the Studio who took their conversations offline.

If you have any feedback on the newsletter, or wish to influence what resources we include in future editions, be sure to fill out the survey.

Instructors in the News

Instructors from around the world have leveraged Udemy to change lives – their own and others. Some of these stories are so interesting or powerful that various media outlets have featured them!

One such instructor, Vanessa Van Edwards, coaches professionals to develop better people skills through analyzing and decoding body language. Udemy allowed Vanessa to share her knowledge with a wider audience, and she now teaches 7 courses to over 35,000 students! Read the full story on Business Insider.

 

From the Learning Science Team

 

Course structure is the backbone of a Udemy course – everything flows from it. A good outline guides the creation of your course, and your course in turn guides your students’ learning journey. Perhaps you have an idea for a course and are wondering where to start. Or maybe you have an existing Udemy course that you think could be re-evaluated with an eye on structure.

This article covers how to structure your course from the bottom up, starting with course learning objectives, moving into section-level learning objectives, and finally looking at the structure of individual lectures. Read more here.