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Brilliant

Education Company

8.2
10
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edX

Course Marketplace

8.6
10
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Brilliant vs. edX - complete comparison

Overview

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Description
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Brilliant is an online learning platform that focuses on teaching fundamental concepts of math, physics, computer science, scientific thinking and most other STEM topics through interactive online courses. In total, they have a library of more than 60 courses, created by some of the smartest minds from universities like MIT, Caltech & more.

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edX is an online learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT in 2012. They focus on university-level courses, developed in collaboration with their countless university partners (like Harvard and Berkeley University), and other education providers worldwide. From regular online courses to full online degrees, edX has a broad variety of offerings in 30+ categories, taught by academics from the world's best universities.

Types of courses
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MASTERS DEGREE

Masters Degree

Complete a full Master's degree from one of edX's partner universities

$10000 - $100000 USD
Full-time study
BACHELORS DEGREE

Bachelors Degree

Complete a full Bachelor's degree from one of edX's university partners

$10000 - $50000 USD
Full-time study
INDIVIDUAL LEARNING

Professional certificates

Earn a certificate for a career-relevant skill with a course from edX's institutional partners

$300 - $1000 USD
Self-paced
INDIVIDUAL LEARNING

XSeries certificates

Get in-depth knowledge of a topic with a course created by one of edX's university partners

$100 - $1200 USD
Self-paced
COHORT BASED

Executive Education

Courses targeted towards educating leaders & executives.

$500 - $3000 USD
3–6 weeks
PARTIAL BACHELORS

MicroBachelors

Partial undergraduate programs for specific learning

$2000 - $10000 USD
Part-time study
PARTIAL MASTERS

MicroMasters

Partial graduate-level programs for specific learning

$500 - $5000 USD
Part-time study
INDIVIDUAL LEARNING

edX courses

The classic courses that edX offers. They're typically free and come with optional paid certificates.

Free
3-5 hours per week
Subscription plans
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PERSONAL

Brilliant Premium

Access to all courses and practice problems from Brilliant

$15 - 25 USD per month
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Pros & cons
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    Pros
  • Interactive problem solving
  • Engaging content
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Great for casual learning
  • Cons
  • Limited practical applicability (courses are rather theoretical)
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    Pros
  • Courses from top universities
  • Wide range of subjects
  • Free courses available
  • Cons
  • Limited interaction with instructors
  • Different offerings can be a bit confusing
  • Paid courses are rather pricey
  • No subscription offering available

General information

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Type
Education CompanyCourse Marketplace
Number of courses
100+4000+
Popularity

Relatively niche

Popular

Available categories
MathScience
Architectural DesignArts & CraftsBusiness Analytics & IntelligenceCareer DevelopmentComplianceContent MarketingCreativityCryptocurrency & BlockchainDatabase Design & DevelopmentDesign Tools
Available languages
English
EnglishMandarin ChineseHindiSpanishArabicFrenchRussianPortugueseGermanJapanese

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Features

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Support options
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Chat
  • Community
  • Knowledge base
  • Learning support
  • Career support
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Chat
  • Community
  • Knowledge base
  • Learning support
  • Career support
Available apps
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Android
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Company

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Company name
BrilliantedX Inc.
Company size

Medium

Large

Founded in
20122012
Headquarters

United States

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Founders
Sue KhimHarvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
External reviews
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4.713900 reviews
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4.7809000 reviews
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4.71495 reviews
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4.77300 reviews
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2.51293 reviews

Our opinion

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Summary
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With their library of bite-sized casual learning courses for all kinds of STEM topics, Brilliant fills an interesting niche in the online learning market. We like the amount of thought they have put into their courses, in order to make it fun and interesting while teaching you fundamental concepts of science & technology. Overall, we recommend Brilliant for learners that want to get introduced to new concepts, and that want to learn for fun, rather than learning to achieve a concrete career goal.

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edX offers a great variety of high-quality courses, which can help you advance your career in almost every industry. We particularly like that a lot of their regular courses are offered for free, and you only have to pay for the certificate (which is optional). The rest of their offering on the other hand is usually a bit pricier, but the quality of the learning materials is still really high. In our eyes, edX is a great learning platform, especially well suited for students looking to take on full online degrees, as well as students looking for digital certifications from well-trusted organizations and institutions, if price isn't their biggest concern. If you're on a budget, you can still take advantage of their large catalog of free courses.

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