03-23-2019 07:09 PM
Every once in a while I'm playing with Udemy data and something interesting jumps out:
It's a tough world out there. At least it's tougher than it used to be. Not only is it harder to get reviews, but the reviews are often quite critical. Either this is just me or I'm not alone. Either way, best of luck with your own Udemy course efforts and I hope this information helps explain some things in your own Udemy world.
03-24-2019 11:41 PM
Interesting @Anonymous , mine have actually increased, however I have become a lot more adept at pushing my own barrow.
03-24-2019 11:51 PM
Thanks for the reply. I still think that Udemy reviews have become more harsh over the last 6 years. So, does your data refute mine?
03-25-2019 06:59 AM - edited 03-25-2019 10:43 AM
I’m wondering if any of the following has an effect
Those are just from from the top of my head.
03-25-2019 07:30 AM
I think Greg is right.
More content, higher quality is expected.
New review system will lower them across the board a little.
Older courses, if in spaces that have frequent updates, will rate lower.
03-25-2019 05:23 PM
I think you struck on many good points.
I also think that student reviews have become harsher.
03-25-2019 06:24 PM
Have they become harsher @Anonymous or do they expect more from us?
03-25-2019 06:25 PM
Two ways of expressing the same observation. Thanks,
03-25-2019 06:32 PM
P.S. All these guesses are enlightening and I'm seriously considering them all. But what I was originally looking for is if anyone else has done any data analysis in these areas to either support or refute my observation that Udemy ratings are dropping over all. Any Udemy employees want to comment? Thanks everyone for your thoughts and observations.
03-25-2019 07:29 PM
Actually, even without Udemy input we can do our own survey.
Go to the Instructor "Performance" tab then click on "Instructor rating". Is your line going up or down? Mine is going decidedly down:
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