Start off strong, stay on track, and achieve your learning goals!
At Udacity, our goal is to inspire you to reach your career and learning goals. To achieve this, we are constantly working to understand how to support our students to find success in their Nanodegree programs.
By analyzing anonymized aggregate data about how much time our thousands of students spend in the classroom, we’ve learned something important. Those who kick off their learning with at least five hours in the classroom in each of their first two weeks are more likely to complete their projects on schedule and graduate. Though each Nanodegree program is different—requiring slightly more or less time for the average student to complete—we’ve seen that spending five hours in the first two weeks is the sweet spot for Nanodegree program completion.
To help you start off strong during this critical two-week period—and to give you clear first steps to complete those five hours in the classroom—we have launched a new feature: Nanodegree Program Learning Plans.
Choosing your learning path with Udacity is the first essential step you need to take to reach your career goals. You’ll find an array of choices in our catalog, from introductory courses on foundational skills, to advanced programs that delve into the most transformational technologies. We encourage you to explore and let your curiosity guide you. But you also need to have a clear plan. You need to think about the kind of program you want to study, the time and effort you can commit, and the level of support you think you’ll need. These are important decisions, so we’ve created this brief guide to help you make the right choices about your unique learning path.
Start your 2018 with Free Previews of our Nanodegree programs!
Learning new skills is such a rewarding experience. It can even change your life! But going outside your comfort zone and taking on something new requires both courage, and opportunity.
“This experience has absolutely changed my life. I wouldn’t have a job right now otherwise.” —Oscar E., Lifelong Learner, Udacity
That’s why we’re ringing in the New Year by unlocking 8 different Nanodegree programs, and offering you free previews of each. Because we want to give you the opportunity to learn something new in 2018. We want to make it possible for you to fully embrace your potential for growth and achievement.
For the first time ever, we’re launching Udacity Discovery Week, a week-long opportunity to enjoy savings of up to 50% on Nanodegree programs. Discovery Week runs from July 20th through July 27th. Enroll in a new Nanodegree program during Discovery Week, and you’ll enjoy never-before-seen savings, making this the perfect time to treat yourself to new skills, advance your career, and start building a rewarding future!
Feedback from our students is critical to our goal of providing world-class learning experiences, and on a daily basis everyone in the company reads the ratings and reviews that come in through our website. We’re thrilled when our Nanodegree programs receive positive reviews, and we work hard and fast to immediately address concerns when they’re raised.
On a review-by-review basis, we get an opportunity to hear how individual students feel about their experience, and when we step back and look from a higher level, we can identify patterns and trends that help us deliver program-wide enhancements and upgrades.
In 2010, when Forbes forecasted that predictive analytics would become a “game-changer,” very few people had heard of it. Now in 2016, predictive analytics is one of the hottest big data technologies out there, and it has become the go-to approach for businesses who want to use data to make smart business decisions, drive successful strategies, and improve future outcomes. This is great news for anyone pursuing a career as a Business Analyst—job growth is predicted to rise significantly, and salaries are increasing at double-digit rates every two years.
Which is why we are so excited to announce that enrollment for our new Predictive Analytics for Business Nanodegree program is open starting today!
Job opportunities continue to grow in emerging spaces such as virtual reality, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and autonomous vehicles. At the same time, existing roles in fields from healthcare to finance are changing dramatically as new tools and technologies are adopted. The concept of lifelong learning is accordingly transforming from a discretionary aspiration to a career necessity. No longer is it a supplemental luxury to learn new skills, and no longer is learning new skills something you do only when you’re pursuing a significant career change. Being relevant, competitive, and in-demand in today’s fast-moving world requires an ongoing commitment to lifelong learning regardless of your role or career path.