We're excited to announce the launch of our newest feature, Groups! Connect with other Skillshare users in your industry from your mobile device.
Today on Skillshare, the most popular classes are short and bite-sized. Through an average of 10-25 minutes of video content, teachers walk their students through a specific skill, concept or fun project. Students prefer short classes because they easily fit into their busy schedules - they can learn something new on their subway commute or lunch break. Taking Skillshare classes every day has never been easier!
Today, we’re excited to announce 3 new tools on Skillshare that make learning with your fellow classmates even more engaging! The community is what has always made learning on Skillshare special, so we hope you’ll try them out and let us know what you think.
Skillshare wouldn't be what it is today without our creative community. In this version we're celebrating the amazing work Skillshare students are creating from around the world. Here's whats new: Student Projects.
In December, we launched out first iOS app for iPhone and iPad. Since then, the app has allowed thousands of students from around the world to learn on-the-go and to take their bite-size classes offline to learn whenever and wherever they like.
Today, we're thrilled to bring you new browse filters and an offline manager to make classes even easier to find on your iOS device.
Today, we're excited to announce the release of Skillshare 2. This update brings you several new features and improvements to make your Skillshare experience as easy as possible!
In order for us to provide great and varied content to students, it's vital that we continue to support teachers as well. As such, we are revising the classes available in Free Membership. Instead of one (1) hour per month in any class, free members will have full access to a select group of free classes.
We’re excited to announce that our first iOS app for the iPhone and iPad launched this morning!
We’re thrilled to announce a more accessible and open version of Skillshare: the opportunity for anyone to teach on Skillshare (along with a brand-new classroom design)!
You may have heard that earlier this week a critical security bug named “Heartbleed” was revealed in the popular cryptographic library OpenSSL. This bug impacts the technology used to encrypt sensitive information for millions of widely-used sites and services, from Netflix to Instagram. The majority of web servers that use HTTPS to secure traffic were impacted.
At Skillshare, we believe that learning is a lifelong journey. One of our students, designer Mathew Kieser, recently reminded me of the importance of that journey when he traveled to New York to participate in a special Skillshare experience.
We believe that learning is a social endeavor. Over the next few months you’ll start to see new ways you can connect with your classmates and skills you’re interested in. By following people and skills your experience will be much more tailored to you.
In the past couple months, we've introduced several new features including the ability add and follow skill tags, upload video lessons, attach files, and dynamic project steps. We hope these additions help make the process of creating and teaching a class on Skillshare even easier.
Last month, our team dedicated the entirety of March to clearing out the biggest usability problems with the goal of streamlining the online classroom and making it a more cohesive experience. In order to achieve this, we established continuous feedback loops with our students and teachers through support tickets that were coming in, onsite feedback forms, and most importantly talking to our students and teachers through usability interviews.
As our team's grown up at Skillshare, we've had to learn quickly how to architect an engineering front-end that scales with our product. We're proud of the fast-paced, but robust engineering culture that's emerged, and I'd like to take the opportunity to share a high-level picture of our stack in a hope to surface some actionable takeaways, or if nothing more, offer an insightful view into our front-end world.
Great news, local Skillshare teachers! In 2013, we’re setting out to be the most teacher-friendly learning community on the planet. That includes being the place where teachers can earn the most money, period.
We're continually refining what it means to learn online, and over the last few months, we've been launching a range of new features to make learning online as valuable, affective and as fun as possible. To name a few, these new features include; Groups – to learn with a smaller circle of students, Discussions – to collaborate with your classmates, and the Syllabus – to most importantly, guide you through class, learn new skills, and complete your in-class project.
It’s always important to get feedback on your work, and this can pose a special challenge: other people probably won't have thought about your project enough to give you really valuable feedback. We're solving this problem by encouraging students to join small collaborative groups to work with throughout a class. When you've got a small group of students working together, they will naturally become familiar with each other's work and have more insight into the unique challenges that each student is facing.
One of the best parts of taking a Skillshare class is being able to utilize the skills you learn. The way we make this happen is with our project-based learning method. As students progress through the class, they are constantly working on their projects and making them better. When we first launched our version of online classes, we allowed students to post their projects to the discussion section and receive feedback. We knew we wanted to improve it and are excited to announce the new dedicated Projects section.