SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Udemy, the global marketplace for learning and teaching online, today announced the addition of new exclusive courses on the platform that focus specifically on skills development for business leaders. This expansion builds on the already popular leadership category and features courses from business luminaries such as former Netflix chief talent officer Patty McCord and world-famous author Deepak Chopra.
“We’re always looking to grow our course offering to best fit the needs and demands of our students,” said Frank Visciano, vice president of marketplace content and operations at Udemy. “It’s our belief that not all teachers are found in a classroom, and we aim to bring the knowledge of real-world experts directly to our students. The expansion of the leadership category continues this mission by introducing courses built by industry luminaries who share their knowledge gained through years of business experience.”
Udemy’s course selection is fueled by 30,000 instructors contributing their subject-matter expertise in over 65,000 courses on the platform. This expansion will feature a dozen new courses, including:
“I have worked for years both building corporate cultures, and advising companies on how to develop strong and accountable cultures,” said Patty McCord. “Through my course on Udemy, I offer lessons on how students can build a culture of responsibility within their organization. Students will have access to best practices honed through years of working with some of the most successful companies in Silicon Valley.”
Udemy was founded in 2010 with the aim of improving lives through learning. Udemy is a global marketplace for learning and teaching online where more than 20 million students learn from an extensive library of 65,000 courses taught by expert instructors in over 50 different languages. Whether learning for professional development or personal enrichment, students can master new skills through self-paced, on-demand courses, while instructors have a way to share their knowledge with the world. For companies, Udemy for Business offers subscription access to a collection of business-relevant courses as well as a simple platform to host and distribute their own content in one central place. Udemy is privately owned and headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Ireland, Turkey, and Brazil.
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