Subjects / fields of study: This platform focus only on technology related courses, e.g. programming, software, website and app development, data analysis and commercialization of technology. It is at the forefront of technology including modern web and mobile app development, big data, machine learning and virtual reality.

Level: Basic to professional level.

Presenters: Courses are developed by well-respected subject specialists and backed by leading global technology firms such as Google and GitHub.

Mode of study: Fully online. No need to travel to any venue to attend classes or write tests. You can study from home, work or wherever you like.

Study media: Most courses are mainly video based, although text documents may also be used.

Scheduling of classes: Training material can be accessed or downloaded at any time. Lectures are not streamed live. Courses are open for registration at any time.

Course duration: Not specified for free option. It ranges from a few hours to few weeks of study at your own pace. No time limits is set.

Total study time per week required: Not specified

Can course material be accessed for free?: Yes

Can online excercises and assessment be accessed for free?: Yes

Can I receive a certificate for free: No.

Cost if I do wish to register for the paid option so that I can be assessed and receive a certificate: US$ 49 per course for most courses.

Can some individual courses be grouped to form a larger qualification, building greater knowledge of the particular topic? Yes, it is called a "nanodegree" on this platform, but it cannot be accessed for free. Note that we provide suggestions on how free online courses from the different online course platforms can be grouped together, or rather taken into sequance to gradually build your knowledge - see our section on learning paths.

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Website: www.udacity.com

Mobile app: This platform does not have a mobile app at present, but their website is mobile friendly.

Note: The above course information are generalisations, or estimations for an "average" or "typical" course, and differ from course to course. Make certain about the details of your specific course of interest.

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