It’s time! We're kicking off a week of Community celebrations with a giveaway! 🎁
Everyday this week we will be giving away “I Teach with Udemy” t-shirts to the first 10 instructors who answer the daily prompt. The daily prompt will be posted at an undisclosed time each day and the first 10 instructors to respond will get a t-shirt (unless you've already gotten one -- then it'll go to the next person who hasn't)
Today’s prompt: What made you decide to start teaching online?
*Limit one per person
I was working as a lecturer and during the pandemic as the university was closed, I decided to drop my lectures online. I am so pleased I came across Udemy and decided to give it a shot!
What prompted me to start teaching online, was to start sharing my expertise and passion for technology with fellow community members around the world!
I wrote a small book during my college days so I thought that if I can write then I can create courses as well but I took that decision a little bit late due to feeling incompetent but I improved gradually and still improving.
It's a great feeling to be a part of this big community.
Good luck to all!!!
I took an exam to register as a professional engineer in Canada. I studied from books and realized that there were almost no courses to prepare for this exam, so I decided to create an affordable cost during the pandemic. I am pleased that the course has been successful in a short time.
I took few courses to increase my knowledge and add new skills. I found it so surprising that for such small monetary amount I got so much practical knowledge from the instructors and at that time I felt creating an online course is the best way to give back. Its the best way for me to share my knowledge and experiences and give back to the society. So, taking courses made made me decide to start teaching online.
Due to my passion to technology and security I've learned that it's important to share knowledge.
Also, online teaching provides instructors with greater flexibility to address varying learning styles and use different technologies.
Give before you get!
I decided to use my homeschool student and credentialed teacher experience to write an online course for new homeschooling parents!
I already got a t-shirt, but thought I's post as well. I moved from California to Utah and continued working for a previous employer providing training in the classroom, online and at client sites. When I was at home, not actively teaching, I decided to create a simple course and test the waters of teaching on Udemy. Still here 6 years later. Thank you Udemy!
I always liked to share my knowledge with other people. Udemy provided me a great chance to share my knowledge with thousands of students worldwide! Moreover, my friend also started her online course at the same time when I created mine. Together, we shared our knowledge and motivated each other to finally publish our first courses.
Clearly the free swag from Udemy!
In reality, it was sort of random, I thought it could be fun, I did a few test courses, they surprisingly made money, so I made an actual in-demand course.
Sharing my knowledge has always been something I have wanted to do. Creating a course really makes you learn the subject from inside out which is also very beneficial for the instructor.
I wanted to bring spiritualism to the wider audience. Helping people live a happy balanced spiritual life with clarity and purpose
Thank you all for your comments, it's great to see how you all started in this journey and how far you've come!
We already have the first 10 winners of today's giveaway - congratulations! 👏 We will be reaching out with the next steps soon.
Tomorrow we will have a new prompt question, so if you didn't get your SWAG this time, stay tuned, you can still win! 👀 😁
New comments are more than welcome, keep sharing - we love getting to know everyone a little bit more and learning from your experiences!
What made I decide to start teaching online?
I start teaching online because when I was in a leaning phase of any new technology, I faced so many problem because Instructor doesn't know well how good I am in this technology.
So, i decided whatever i have learned just share with other by getting into their shoes.
Dear Bella , Thank for sharing 🙂 i will earn next post)
Dear Bella, Thank you for sharing
I will earn next post)
Missed it 😪 Will earn next one. BTW I started teaching online since pandemic hit my country.
My dear Bella, please new day challenge post sharing another time not the same time interval. Im live +(4) GMT )))
Congratulations @SaminaHaque, @Artemakis, @Nizamuddin, @Abraham_GV, @Salil Dhawan, @Cyber Security Exam Prep, @Offgridrising, @JuliaKhvato971, @Holotna and @JulianJenki396 thanks for sharing your story with us. Please fill out this form to claim your prize! 😁
Thank you x
This one is still one of my favourites
The best inspiration to teach online is to reach maximum people and share knowledge for 24/7 across the world
Teaching online is the way to learn increasingly as we move into the 21st century. When I earned a certificate online from Wharton, I knew online learning was considered as legitimate as in person.
My opinion behind this is that if someone have knowledge then he/she must share that knowledge it helps other but the main point is which platform it should be so I found Udemy a best platform to share my knowledge and I do that also.
I wanted to share my 20+ years expertise with people who need support and training. There are such limited training options in my field. My mentoring face to face brought me joy and I couldn't wait to help complete strangers.
We are a bit unique. I am not the Teacher for our little company, but help @JasonDion with the day to day operations with a focus on customer service. This all started by accident. Jason had been teaching in person at college at night and was about to change his day job to one that involved a lot of travel. He filmed his last in person class and put it on YouTube to help his students out. A friend suggested looking at Udemy, so we put it there and it easily out-performed YouTube the first month so we figured we would give it a go.
This has turned out to be a huge passion for Jason, and a life changer for our family. We can now travel and do things on our time, when we want to do them, and still more than provide for our family and lifestyle.
@Bella Hi Bella . I filled the form but still waiting for the email regarding the T-shirt. The form said that
Hi @Nizamuddin, we will be emailing all the winners today with the next steps, please let me know if you haven't heard back by the end of the day so I can assist you further. 🙂
I received the email. Thanks.
For months, maybe even years I have been trying to get my in person #CookingsCool classes launched. I wrote my own [cooking] textbook to support my students through the classes - it’s been tough though, sometimes demotivating and I almost gave up. But I wasn’t ready to give up on my dream to teach as many people as possible how to prepare basic fresh, healthy meals for themselves and their families.
Like most global businesses, COVID-19 presented lots of uncertainty and complexity. And in the midst of it all, I was inspired and saw an opportunity to pivot and convert my dream of opening a brick-and-mortar cooking school into an online one, which now affords me the opportunity to help loads of people to learn how to cook.
So glad I was able to launch my first course with Udemy in October 2021! Proud to say that now #ITeachWithUdemy
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