Udacity Offers Some of the Most Dynamic and Robust Professional Learning Courses
March 16, 2020

Udacity Offers Some of the Most Dynamic and Robust Professional Learning Courses

Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Udacity

I work for a large manufacturer/marketing solutions partner and Udacity is primarily utilized by our admin staff. It is also just one of several professional learning platforms we have access to within our organization. The platform offers an extensive range of courses taught by many industry professionals and flexible schedules that accommodate regular work responsibilities. While many courses used to be free, Udacity has gone away with free content in favor of a paid model. One of the key features of Udacity are the mentors assigned to each course. They enable participants to ask questions and receive feedback quickly. Overall, while not all organizational employees use Udacity, it has been valuable for many of our employees to gain experience and online learning certificates.
  • Courses are very high quality and updated regularly.
  • Instructors and Mentors are available for live tutoring.
  • Relevant projects are assigned in order to keep learning material fresh and top of mind.
  • Pricing models changed from fixed-price to subscription-based.
  • The student mentor-ship program feel like it has received cuts recently - the experience does not feel as robust or responsive as before.
  • Their Slack channels are somewhat disorganized.
  • Real-world project from industry experts help train for real work scenarios.
  • Flexible learning schedules help our workers stay on task while learning new skills.
  • Real-time feedback reduces waiting periods where content can be forgotten.
Udacity is one of many online learning platforms our organization has utilized to train our workforce. Overall, I would say Udacity is most well-suited for technical training on marketing and IT teams. Courses are very specific and hands-on projects really help give this platform a competitive advantage for real business-cases. The platform is more specific, therefore, I would recommend other platforms if you looking to train a larger number of employees on more general or soft-skills.
Udacity's mentorship and one-to-one learning instructors do a great job of teaching and reinforcing technical concepts. Questions are answered very quickly and help keep an individual's learning progress going forward. Additionally, there is a significant Udacity community that is willing to help engage other users who may be encountering difficulties with the platform. I have usually been able to research common questions and find answers within community forums rather quickly.

Do you think Udacity delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with Udacity's feature set?

Yes

Did Udacity live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Udacity go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Udacity again?

Yes

Udacity is great for working professionals who want to continue their education by learning relevant technical job skills. The platform offers a well-produced content library with new courses added regularly. Overall, Udacity is best suited for individuals who need to gain technical industry experience and certifications in order to better perform in their workplaces. Udacity is a very valuable resource, however, I would not recommend it for all organizations - as there are more cost-friendly options on the market.