Long time, no post in English! If you remember, I wrote an article a few months back about one of the courses offered on Udemy (click here to read the old post). But for those of you that don’t know about it, what is Udemy? Udemy is a digital platform that can be accessed either through their website or through the related app for Apple and Android. This platform has been created to encourage people to never stop learning and discovering new things and pieces of information. On Udemy, you can find everything you are looking for, since the choice of topic is incredibly huge; there is something for everyone, from sports to technology, from marketing to beauty, from health to management. Whatever you might be interested in learning more about, Udemy has got you covered!
How is a Udemy course structured? It really depends on who is teaching the course, and it can be through videos, audio tracks, articles or all of the above. I personally prefer the video courses, which are often brief (10-15 minutes maximum), but that is just a matter of personal preference. Another great feature that you can use if you download the app is the possibility to take the course even when offline (like on airplane mode) after downloading it on your device. Of course, you need to create an account to be able to have access to all the courses offered on the platform, but the creation of your profile is free and doesn’t imply weird stuff.
Unfortunately, not every course on there is free, the majority is actually quite expensive. This is the reason why I am subscribed to their newsletter (to which you can subscribe when creating the account) in order to receive information about sales and discounts. The free courses on Udemy aren’t always that valuable, but sometimes there are a few worth trying. Every time I see a free course regarding a topic I’m interested in, I always enrol and attend it, just to give it a try. Sometimes I am disappointed by the end of the course, sometimes I am amazed, but at least I haven’t wasted any money.
A few months back, as I was browsing through the free courses, I found one on a topic that got me hooked: walking. At first I wasn’t sure about it, because what can be further taught about walking that you don’t know already? I mean, you just put one foot in front of the other, and you’re done, right?. But since I love walking (and the course was completely free) I decided I would give it a try. This course is called Walking Overwiew, Health Benefits & Strategies to Motivate You taught by Action Courses; it consists of 11 lectures, mainly through videos and some articles to read. It is divided into 5 main sections:
- Introduction to Walking
- Overview of Walking
- Going Walking
- Strategy & Motivation
At the end of each section, you will take a 2-question quiz to check what you have learned. Despite my initial scepticism, I ended up loving it! The course goes through everything related to walking, not just the mere action of doing it. It talks about the history of walking, the correct posture to have, the necessary walking gear and the related benefits on your health, plus some statistics. Once you are done with the course, I bet you will feel the urge to get up and go for a walk! 😉
If you are interested in this particular course, you can download it here after creating your account; if you just want to browse through what this platform has to offer, you should click here and start searching a certain topic. I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed taking the course, and I will see you next time!
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