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Coursera

Course Marketplace

8.8
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Maven

Course Marketplace

7.4
10

Coursera vs. Maven - 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.

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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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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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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

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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PERSONAL

Regular

Access to all courses and learning materials

$20 - 30 USD per month
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
  • 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
Course MarketplaceCourse Marketplace
Number of courses
7000+200+
Popularity

Very popular

Relatively niche

Available categories
3D & AnimationAccounting & BookkeepingAffiliate MarketingAppleArchitectural DesignArts & CraftsBeauty & MakeupBrandingBusiness Analytics & IntelligenceBusiness Law
Business Analytics & IntelligenceDesign ToolsDigital MarketingProgramming LanguagesWeb Development
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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Company

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Company name
Coursera Inc.Maven Inc.
Company size

Large

Medium

Founded in
20122018
Headquarters

United States

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United States

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Founders
Andrew Ng, Daphne KollerJohn Doe, Jane Smith
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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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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