Online learning platform Udemy branches out into corporate training

Online learning platform Udemy branches out into corporate training

Udemy has announced Udemy for Organizations, a new corporate training product that will let companies build a curriculum from the online education service’s existing course collections and create their own courses.

Dennis Yang, the company’s president and chief operating officer, said in a statement:

Because of the skills-based nature of Udemy’s content, people were already using our classes in a corporate environment to learn new skills to stay relevant in their jobs and careers. It was a natural evolution for us to create a secure, co-branded space for organizations to make these classes available to their employees and control the content employees can see, all using our proven platform.

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Key features of the service that Udemy is touting include: self-paced learning, branding, custom courses, access to Udemy’s 7,000 courses and analytics. At launch, the company is waiving set-up and license fees, so companies will just pay standard course fees.

Late last year, Udemy raised $12 million in Series B funding led by Insight Venture Partners, bringing its total funding to $16 million. The startup released its iPad app last November.

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