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Brilliant

Education Company

8.2
10
Our winner
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Khan Academy

Education Company

7.2
10

Brilliant vs. Khan Academy - 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.

Khan Academy logoKhan Academy

Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization that provides free online courses, lessons, and practice tests on various subjects, like math, computer science, physics, biology, economic studies & many others.

Types of courses
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INDIVIDUAL LEARNING

KhanAcademy courses

Self-paced courses about Math, Science & other academic topics, offered completely for free

Free
Self-paced
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)
Khan Academy logoKhan Academy
    Pros
  • Totally free
  • Wide range of subjects
  • Available through mobile apps
  • Cons
  • Limited advanced courses
  • Very limited learning support

General information

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Type
Education CompanyEducation Company
Number of courses
100+200+
Popularity

Relatively niche

Very popular

Available categories
MathScience
Math
Available languages
English
English

Evaluation

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Full score
8.2
10
7.2
10
Individual scores
Course quality
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Course catalog
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Affordability
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Career value
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Customer support
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Usability
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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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Ios
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Android
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Ios
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Android

Company

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Company name
BrilliantKhan Academy
Company size

Medium

Large

Founded in
20122006
Headquarters

United States

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United States

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Founders
Sue KhimSal Khan
External reviews
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4.713900 reviews
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4.7809000 reviews
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Trustpilot
4.71495 reviews
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4.568300 reviews
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4.6163000 reviews
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3.467 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.

Khan Academy logoKhan Academy

Khan Academy has a great catalog of completely free courses on Math, Science and other academic topics. The best part is that everything is available absolutely for free, and that their offering is pretty extensive, with course in a variety of different languages. They do however focus mainly on fundamental academic skills, rather than concrete career-relevant topics. Also, you shouldn't expect to get much learning support when learning on KhanAcademy, since this is something they can't deliver as a non-profit reliant on donations. Overall, KhanAcademy is a great place to learn about Math, Science and a lot more completely for free.

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