Udemy.com has transformed the online education model. The original mission of online education programs was to offer courses that closely followed the academic standards and guidelines created by brick and mortar institutions of higher learning.

Udemy has created an online education platform that encourages anyone who possesses exceptional knowledge in a specific academic discipline to develop curriculum for a class. Udemy operates on the academic principle that anyone can teach and share course curriculums. Originally bankrolled with a $48 million investment, the co-founders of Udemy quickly attracted additional investors that poured millions of dollars in into the rapidly growing online learning marketplace.