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Brilliant

Education Company

8.2
10
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Maven

Course Marketplace

7.4
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Brilliant vs. Maven - complete comparison

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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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Maven is a relatively new online learning platform, created by the co-founder of Udemy. It provides cohort-based courses led by expert instructors and all kinds of professional skills from sales to software engineering. Their approach of live cohorts is proven to lead to higher course engagement and better learning results.

Types of courses
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COHORT BASED

Cohort-based courses

Learn a new skill from one of the various professionals teaching on Maven. These courses are synchronous, cohort-based courses which is supposed to help you get more out of the course and achieve a better learning effect.

$300 - $1000 USD
4–6 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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PERSONAL

Regular

Access to all courses and learning materials

$20 - 30 USD per month
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
  • User-friendly interface
  • High-quality content
  • Interactive, cohort-based learning experience
  • Cons
  • Courses are expensive
  • Learning support may be limited

General information

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Type
Education CompanyCourse Marketplace
Number of courses
100+200+
Popularity

Relatively niche

Relatively niche

Available categories
MathScience
Business Analytics & IntelligenceDesign ToolsDigital MarketingProgramming LanguagesWeb Development
Available languages
English
English

Evaluation

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Full score
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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
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Ios
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Android

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Company

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Company name
BrilliantMaven Inc.
Company size

Medium

Medium

Founded in
20122018
Headquarters

United States

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Founders
Sue KhimJohn Doe, Jane Smith
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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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With their approach of cohort-based courses, Maven is trying to shake up the digital education market. We like that they back their approach on research about effective learning, trying to create a learning experience that produces the best outcomes for students. Their courses are also typically taught by experienced practitioners, ensuring a high course quality. Overall, we recommend Maven for professionals that want to step up their game on a specific topic, if budget isn't the biggest concern. On Maven, you pay a little bit extra for the convenience of direct access to your instructors and a more effective, cohort-based experience. Students with limited budget might be better off going with other platforms.

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