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Join us on July 11th for an AMA with three Community Champions!

RyanJaress
Community Manager
Community Manager
 
 

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*Be sure to ask your questions in the comments below so we can answer them live during the AMA on July 11th!*

 

 

Hello Instructor Community!

 

We are excited to bring you another live community event this month! On July 11th at 11:00 a.m. MT, we’ll be sitting down with @Alexia , @Salil Dhawan , and @KrystianWojtarowicz  in a webinar to discuss various aspects of being an online instructor! For a bit of context, here’s some more information on our guest speakers.

 

Alexia’s Background

 

Alexia has been teaching with Udemy since 2019 with a desire to help her students develop emotional intelligence through finding happiness and work-life balance. She was raised with a strong work ethic by Greek immigrant parents to the USA from Cyprus. Her pathway in life includes 30+ years of experience with well-being initiatives as a retired mental health therapist. She is also well-traveled and finds joy in conversing with people from diverse backgrounds. A fun fact about Alexia is her acumen to utilize non-verbal communication when there is a verbal language barrier. This has helped her connect and teach others to do the same. Feedback from students with continual improvement is a core value that has helped Alexia succeed as an instructor. Being with Udemy has afforded her the opportunity to expand her outreach and learn from world class instructors on the community platform.

 

Salil’s Background

Salil Dhawan is a seasoned serial entrepreneur and dedicated educator with a rich background in various business sectors including retail, wholesale, and e-commerce platforms like Amazon and Flipkart. Holding a business degree from Boston University with a major in Entrepreneurship and Operations, Salil has developed a deep understanding of the dynamics of traditional and modern business environments. His entrepreneurial journey is marked by the successful management of multiple ventures ranging from an Amazon seller business to a comprehensive online course creation business on Udemy, where he educates future business leaders.

 

As a passionate advocate for professional development, Salil has established himself as a prolific Udemy instructor with over 35 courses that cater to a wide array of business topics. His courses have reached over 40,000 students and have been included in the Udemy for Business collection, reflecting their high quality and relevance in today’s fast-paced business world. Through his courses and personalized business consultation services, Salil aims to empower other entrepreneurs and business professionals by sharing knowledge and tools essential for navigating the complexities of various industries. His commitment to fostering a supportive learning environment stems from his own experiences of overcoming challenges in his business endeavors.

 

Krystian’s Background:

 

Krystian Wojtarowicz has been an Udemy instructor for one year, specializing in Artificial Intelligence. He decided to teach on Udemy because he is eager to share his knowledge about the latest technologies. He loves helping others and has been very satisfied with Udemy as a cooperation partner.

 

 

Have any questions about course creation, marketing, or anything about being an online instructor? Feel free to kick things off by adding your questions in the comments below! We’ll start with those questions first.

 

Sign up to the webinar here!

 

We recognize that in trying to accommodate the time zones this time might not be the ideal time frame for some of you, however, a replay of the AMA will be available in the community later in the week.

 

*Please note that this event is being held in English.* 

 

We look forward to connecting with you virtually on July 11th at 11:00am MT! Until then, please let us know if you have any follow-up questions!

23 Comments
Marwan_Sufyan
Observer
Observer

Great

AymanSyedel146
Researcher
Researcher

nice 👍

peter_dalmaris
Community Champion Community Champion
Community Champion

Looking forward to the AMA.

Abhishek Mishra
Observer
Observer

nice will be looking fwd to this 

Good.

Will try to join

Michael_D_Nwaogu
Specialist Specialist
Specialist

👍

Salil Dhawan
Community Champion Community Champion
Community Champion

Excited to see everyone! 

Please post any questions that you have.

nuah
Observer
Observer

Hi, I have one question I want to know if I can share my course to my language I`m speak Arabic and Kurdish and English and I want share my course using Arabic and Kurdish

So can you please answer my question. and thank you for your help. 

MarinaT
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi @nuah

 

I hope you're doing well! 😊 Thank you so much for your interest in publishing courses on our platform. Yes, you can absolutely create courses in both Arabic and Kurdish.

 

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Jilsonrs
Researcher
Researcher

I'm sure it will be another amazing meeting. Congratulations to everyone.

KevinCrooks7
Rookie
Rookie

looking forward to it.

nuah
Observer
Observer

Thank you very much @MarinaT .

PV Drug Safety Academy
Community Champion Community Champion
Community Champion

Looking forward to this  

JackyTeng783
Rookie
Rookie

Great, Looking forward! 🙂 

AmanDhaka482
Rookie
Rookie

yes, i will join.

Hi there, I'm a Udemy course creator and I have a question about offering more resources to students.

How do instructors offer free and paid learning resources to Udemy students outside of Udemy's website without breaking policy? Specifically through content given to students in educational announcements.

There are so many avenues that can be offered to students that would improve their learning that Udemy's platform does not offer. For example: monthly newsletters, podcasts, live webinars, paid communities, and subscriptions to helpful products/services.

I know that other instructors have this same question and belief that the student's learning can be massively improved through these offerings but there is a fear and lack of clarity on the rules.  


To be perfectly honest, Udemy's platform could be massively improved by giving instructors the ability to offer the above-mentioned products/services inside of the Udemy platform rather than sending students away from the platform.

Looking forward to your answers! 

Kenzimato88
Rookie
Rookie

I'm a beginner on Udemy course creation. Please I will like to know the tools/software needed to create a good engaging course. I really need a guide been it material/video to guide on creating my course on udemy. Thank you.

Nais885
Rookie
Rookie

Hi there! Hi everyone!

I'm really excited about the upcoming webinar and have a few questions for the instructors. I'd love to know:

1. How do you determine the optimal structure and length for your courses to keep students engaged and ensure they complete the course?

2. How do you foster a sense of community and interaction among your students, especially in an online setting?

3. What marketing strategies have you found most effective for promoting your courses on Udemy?

4. What resources or tools do you recommend for first-time course creators to ensure high-quality content?

5. What technical challenges did you face when first starting on Udemy, and how did you overcome them?

Thanks so much! Looking forward to learning from everyone's experiences.

All the best, NS

Christopher727
Researcher
Researcher

I will be waiting

Hi, Eagerly waiting for it 

Michael_D_Nwaogu
Specialist Specialist
Specialist

Thank you all for your contributions, God bless. Please @Salil Dhawan you made mention of you having in place a system that works for you in your course creation process, that even if you are not there, things will still keep on rolling. Please, my questions are:

 

1. When did you know you would be needing extra hands in your course creation journey?

 

2. How did you choose your supporting hands in terms of assigning roles or giving job description? 

 

3. What tasks do you give out and which ones do you handle by yourself?

 

4. Do you choose and train them on what you need their help on or you search and go for freelancers with past records of similar activities to what you need on your project?

Thank you.

Salil Dhawan
Community Champion Community Champion
Community Champion

Hi @Michael_D_Nwaogu 

Thank you for your questions.

1. I realized I needed extra help when I became overwhelmed with video editing tasks. It was consuming most of my time, preventing me from focusing on creating engaging learning experiences for my students.

2. I started by posting a job on Upwork, specifying that I needed a video editor for online course content. I shared a sample video and requested candidates to edit a two-minute clip as a test. Based on the quality of the sample submissions, I selected the best candidate. I worked with a fixed price model negotiated upfront to stay within budget.

3. I delegate tasks such as slide creation, design work on resources, and video editing. I retain core responsibilities that directly affect the learner experience, like research, scripting, and recording. I also dedicate considerable time to reviewing my team’s work to ensure quality.

4. When selecting freelancers, I review their profiles and past records, but most importantly, I ask them to complete a sample task. I am willing to pay for this sample because it's the most effective way to assess someone’s capability.

Feel free to reach out if you have any more questions.

Michael_D_Nwaogu
Specialist Specialist
Specialist

Wow!☺ may your days be long @Salil Dhawan . Wish there was a better to say thank you. Thank you very, very much. I wish you more success in all your endeavours. You have answered the ones I have for now, sir. God bless.