Most popular udemy courses 2015
Udemy’s 100 Bestselling Courses in 2015
The list of bestselling courses below is not an official announcement but Udemy provided this list to its affiliates in the late 2015. So we’ ll get an idea about what topics people are tending to learn online these days.
- The Complete iOS 9 Developer Course – Build 18 Apps
- The Complete Web Developer Course – Build 14 Websites
- The Complete Ethical Hacking Course: Beginner to Advanced!
- Learn To Code by Making Games – The Complete Unity Developer
- The Complete Android Developer Course – Build 14 Apps
- The Complete Ruby on Rails Developer Course
- Building a Personal Brand by Gary Vaynerchuk
- AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate 2016
- Learning Python for Data Analysis and Visualization
- Reiki Level I, II and Master Certification
- The Complete Java Developer Course
- Learn and Understand NodeJS
- iOS 9 and Swift 2: From Beginner to Paid Professional
- Complete Python Bootcamp
- Learn and Understand AngularJS
- The Web Developer Bootcamp
- Pianoforall – Incredible New Way To Learn Piano & Keyboard
- Master Android 6.0 Marshmallow Apps Development Using Java
- Data Science A-Z™: Real-Life Data Science Exercises Included
- Cisco CCNA (200-120): The Complete Course
- Learn Photoshop, Web Design & Profitable Freelancing
- Photography Masterclass: Your Complete Guide to Photography
- Learn Linux in 5 Days and Level Up Your Career
- The Ultimate Excel Programmer Course
- The Complete Web Developer Bootcamp – Beginner to Expert
- How I made $100,000 my 1st year selling on Ebay No inventory
- Ultimate Web Designer & Developer Course: Build 23 Projects!
- Learn 3D Modelling – The Blender Creator Course
- Build Responsive Real World Websites with HTML5 and CSS3
- Writing With Flair: How To Become An Exceptional Writer
- The Complete Node JS Developer Course
- IT Security and Ethical Hacking
- Become a SuperLearner: Learn Speed Reading & Advanced Memory
- Become a SuperLearner 2.0: Master Speed Reading, Hack Memory
- Finding Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle
- Arduino Step by Step: Your complete guide
- The Inexplicable Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson
- CompTIA A+ Certification; 801 and 802. The Total Course
- CCNA 2016 200-120 Video Boot Camp With Chris Bryant
- PHP for Beginners – Become a PHP Master and Make Money Fast
- The Ultimate Python Programming Tutorial
- SQL for Newbs: Beginner Data Analysis
- Tableau 9 For Data Science: REAL-Life Data Science Exercises
- PMP® EXAM COMPLETE Training-35 Hours ULTIMATE PMP® Course
- The Professional Guitar Masterclass
- How I Hit #1 on Google: The Complete SEO Course
- User Experience Design Fundamentals
- Mobile App Design In Sketch 3: UX and UI Design From Scratch
- AWS Certified Developer – Associate 2016
- Social Media Marketing 2015- The Complete Certificate Course
- UX & Web Design Master Course: Strategy, Design, Development
- YOUTUBE How I Make $2000 A Month On YouTube With No Filming
- Build Web Apps with React JS and Flux
- CompTIA Network+ Certification; N10-006. The Total Course.
- The Complete Facebook Ads and Facebook Marketing Course 2016
- AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate 2016
- Learn Wi-fi Hacking/Penetration Testing From Scratch
- The Complete Android Developer Course – Build 21 Apps
- WordPress Theme Development with Bootstrap
- Project Management Professional (PMP)® – 35 Contact Hours
- Microsoft Excel 2013 Advanced. Online Excel Training Course
- Complete Guitar System – Beginner to Advanced
- Learn Linux Administration and Supercharge Your Career
- Learn How To Code: Google’s Go (golang) Programming Language
- The Complete iOS8 and Swift Course: Learn by Building 15 Real World Apps
- Master Unity By Building 6 Fully Featured Games From Scratch
- The Complete Wireshark Course: Go from Beginner to Advanced!
- AngularJS: From Zero to Hero
- Automate the Boring Stuff with Python Programming
- Amazon FBA – How To Turn $10 Into $15,737
- How I Get Paid $1,000 Every Friday Trading Options
- Project Management Professional: Prep for PMP
- Growl Class – A Workshop Demo for Reactive Dogs
- Tableau 9 Advanced Training: Master Tableau for Data Science
- Python Made Easy – The Complete Python Developer Course
- Private Label Products: Create Brands & Sell with Amazon FBA
- iOS 9, Swift 2, and Xcode 7 – Apple Mobile App Development
- PLC Programming From Scratch
- Become a Web Developer from Scratch
- Taming Big Data with Apache Spark – Hands On!
- Taming Big Data with MapReduce and Hadoop – Hands On!
- Dr. Ian Dunbar’s SIRIUS® Dog Trainer Academy – All 4 Days
- Shell Scripting: Discover How to Automate Command Line Tasks
- Body Language for Entrepreneurs
- Python Tutorial: Python Network Programming – Build 7 Apps
- The Professional Ruby on Rails Developer
- Microsoft Excel 2013 Course Beginners/ Intermediate Training
- Become a Game Designer : The Complete Master Series
- WordPress for Beginners – Master WordPress Quickly
- Become a Hadoop Developer |Training|Tutorial
- Double Your Confidence & Self Esteem – Complete Blueprint
- How to Be A Human Lie Detector
- Master Web Design in Photoshop
- Ionic: From Web to Mobile
- IT Security Fundamentals: CompTIA Security+ 2015
- Learn Bootstrap Development By Building 10 Projects
- HOME BUSINESS – How I Make $3,000 A Month, Very Easy To Run!
- Amazon FBA – Discover How to Earn $1,000s Per Month in 2015!
- The Secrets to Drawing
Udemy’s 2015 Year in Review
As a student at Udemy, I received an email at the tail end of last year that essentially served as a roundup of event known as the 2015 year in review. Each student was quickly able to see the number of courses they had enrolled in, how much time they had spent viewing lectures, as well as a few other bits of data regarding their time spent on Udemy. It must have been interesting, and probably a little surprising, for students to see the positive impact that Udemy had on their lives in 2015.
While not getting too specific with all the details, Udemy were able to put together a great infographic that showed it’s trending topics across the globe. This information allows us to get a better idea of what students and teachers look for in different areas of the world, such as those listed below:
- Web Development – San Francisco (US)
- Educational Development – New Orleans (US)
- Programming Language – Toronto (CA)
- Teaching Tools – Mexico City (MX)
- Social Science – Lima (PE)
- Strategy – Paris (FR)
- Architectural Design – Amsterdam (NL)
- Social Media Marketing – Cairo (EG)
- Design Tools – Baghdad (IQ)
- Entrepreneurship – Hong Kong (CN)
- Google – Bangkok (TH)
- Finance – Sydney (AU)
Listed below are the hottest Trending Topics of 2015, with the numbers based on student enrollment in 2015 versus the previous year.
- +500% in Freelancing
- +450% in iOS9
- +325% in GameMaker: Studio
The growth can be broken down as follows:
Udemy has grown enormously and it is the largest online learning marketplace currently in operation.
- In terms of community growth, the number of students enrolled in 2015 was 9,000,000 as opposed to just 5,000,000 in 2014.
- By the time 2014 had drawn to a close, the number of instructors had reached 10,000. That number doubled to 20,000 teachers worldwide by the end of 2015.
- The number of available courses at Udemy also increased, with the 30,000 courses in 2014 rising to 35,000 by the end of 2015. That new number now makes Udemy the largest learning/teaching marketplace in the world.
Despite these huge increases, there are still plenty of opportunities for both teaching and learning.
The large year on year increases clearly show that both teachers and students have a great opportunity to learn and teach at Udemy. The beauty of many of the courses available at the site is that they are designed for people with no prior experience in the subject they want to learn. It’s an uncomplicated approach to learning that really seems to be catching on with an ever increasing number of people looking to improve their skill set.
The students that enroll at Udemy are there for a variety of different reasons. Some are looking to learn a new skill that will help them start a new career, while others are trying to learn something that will help with career advancement. There are even students that are there to just to have fun while learning something new.
Udemy CEO Dennis Yang said that their marketplace were driven by student’s demand. So we could see that their marketplace is thriving because of this thirst for knowledge. New skills are required in order to get ahead in the current job market, and the affordability and ease of use delivered by Udemy helps people do that while studying at their own pace.
Instructors looking to create courses and make money have a real ability to do so at Udemy. Finding a niche or subject that is in high demand, but which hasn’t yet been offered isn’t easy, but the data compiled by Udemy certainly helps.
According to this article, Udemy take time out each quarter to go over their existing data to see which topics are particularly hot and in need of new courses. This is down by analyzing high search volume keywords that coincide with low enrollment rates. These are where the gaps are, and are where the potential to make money with a quality course offering lies.
It should be noted that Udemy have said that ‘We’ve compiled this list using primarily search data; many other categories are still “hot topic” categories that rely on metrics other than search data.’ The in demand data also allows potential teachers to identify areas where they might well be able to deliver a course that a lot of people will enroll for.
25 of the Hottest Professional Skills for 2016
We’re already into the year 2016, so what skills are employers looking for this year?
In an endeavour to determine what specific requirements are needed to be hired for a job, LinkedIn analyzed all the recruiting and hiring activity from its own site in 2015. The result is that they uncovered the 25 hottest professional skills.
What LinkedIn noticed is that companies were still recruiting and hiring for these particular skills well into the last months of 2015, so from this data they expect these skills to stay in-demand in early 2016.
What this means to you is that, if you have one or more of these skills, it‘s highly likely that you‘ll continue receiving interest from recruiters in 2016. This analysis of data by LinkedIn represents the world as seen through their own lens.
It’s common knowledge that, over the past few years, tech professionals and skilled developers have been in high demand for both start-ups and corporations; and it‘s not anticipated that 2016 will be any different. However, what will be different is the increase in the number of specialties that companies are seeking to fill very specific gaps – from machine learning experts to data engineers – all with a deep knowledge of their field.
Below please see the global list of the 25 hottest professional skills for 2016
- Cloud and Distributed Computing
- Statistical Analysis and Data Mining
- Marketing Campaign Management
- SEO/SEM Marketing
- Middleware and Integration Software
- Mobile Development
- Network and Information Security
- Storage Systems and Management
- Web Architecture and Management
- User Interface Design
- Data Engineering and Data Warehousing
- Algorithm Design
- Shell Scripting Languages
- Mac, Linux and Unix Systems
- Channel Marketing
- Business Intelligence
- Java Development
- Electronic and Electrical Engineering
- Database Management and Software
- Software Modeling and Process Design
- Software QA and User Testing
- Corporate Law and Governance
If your own skills fit into one or more of these categories, it’s highly likely that you either started a new job or attracted the interest of recruiters. Alternatively, if you’re considering learning some of these skills, the leading e-learning websites conduct online courses for many of these subjects.