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Coursera

Course Marketplace

8.8
10
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GetSmarter

Education Company

7.4
10

Coursera vs. GetSmarter - complete comparison

Overview

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Description
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Coursera is an online learning platform that offers courses from top universities and organizations worldwide, like Yale or Stanford. They also offer fully digital Bachelors and Master’s degrees.

GetSmarter logoGetSmarter

getsmarter is an online learning platform that partners with world-renowned universities all across the globe to create short courses on a variety of academic & professional topics.

Types of courses
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INDIVIDUAL LEARNING

Regular courses

Self-paced courses for individual learning and skill development. The courses itself are typically free, with certification being offered as a paid addon.

$50 - $150 USDIncluded in subscription
Self-paced
MASTERS DEGREE

Master's Degree

Full master's degree programs offered in partnership with universities.

$10000 - $60000 USD
Full-time
BACHELORS DEGREE

Bachelor's Degree

Full bachelor's degree programs offered in partnership with universities.

$10000 - $80000 USD
Full-time
PARTIAL MASTERS

MasterTrack Certificates

Master's degree-level courses with a path to credit

$2000 - $10000 USD
4-6 months
INDIVIDUAL LEARNING

Professional Certificates

Job-relevant training programs, from universities and corporations.

FreeIncluded in subscription
3-6 months
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INDIVIDUAL LEARNING

Short Course

Short courses developed together with top universities. They usually take a couple of weeks to complete.

$500 - $3000 USD
6-8 weeks
Subscription plans
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PERSONAL

Coursera Plus

Access to a selection of 7,000+ world-class courses, hands-on projects, and job-ready certificate programs

$35 - 55 USD per month
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Pros & cons
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    Pros
  • Wide range of courses
  • Courses from top universities
  • Professional certificates from top companies like salesforce & Google
  • Degree programs are cheaper compared to on-campus degrees
  • Cons
  • Rather expensive subscription
  • Confusing offering, because of all of the different types of courses they provide
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    Pros
  • Collaboration with top universities
  • Industry-relevant courses
  • Professional certificates
  • Cons
  • Limited course selection
  • Courses are rather expensive
  • The user interface could use some improvements

General information

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Type
Course MarketplaceEducation Company
Number of courses
7000+250+
Popularity

Very popular

Relatively niche

Available categories
3D & AnimationAccounting & BookkeepingAffiliate MarketingAppleArchitectural DesignArts & CraftsBeauty & MakeupBrandingBusiness Analytics & IntelligenceBusiness Law
Business Analytics & IntelligenceData ScienceLeadershipManagementMarketing Analytics & AutomationDesign ToolsEntrepreneurshipFinanceProject Management
Available languages
EnglishMandarin ChineseSpanishFrenchRussianPortugueseGermanJapaneseKoreanItalian
English

Evaluation

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Full score
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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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Android
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Company

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Company name
Coursera Inc.GetSmarter
Company size

Large

Medium

Founded in
20122008
Headquarters

United States

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South Africa

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Founders
Andrew Ng, Daphne KollerSam Paddock, Rob Paddock
External reviews
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Our opinion

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Summary
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Coursera offers a great range of online learning products, which means that almost anyone can find a fitting course on their platform. We particularly like the huge catalog of free courses they offer, where you only need to pay if you want the optional certification. They also offer full degrees, which makes them one of only a few providers that offer Bachelor's and Master’s degrees online. While their overall offering might be a bit confusing sometimes, we can fully recommend Coursera for all students looking to obtain career-relevant skills.

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getsmarter offers a selection of high quality courses, in collaboration with some of the most prestigious universities worldwide. We particularly like the impressive roster of partners they work with. If you want to take their courses, you shouldn't be on a tight budget though, since the prices are fairly steep, which is understandable when you look at their partner universities, but nevertheless might be unaffordable for many. We therefore recommend getsmarter to professionals that want to learn new skills, and that have the disposable budget to afford their courses.

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