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GetSmarter

Education Company

7.4
10
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LinkedIn Learning

Course Marketplace

8.7
10
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GetSmarter vs. LinkedIn Learning - complete comparison

Overview

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Description
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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.

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LinkedIn Learning (originally Lynda.com) is the online learning platform offered by LinkedIn. The 16,000+ courses in their library are mostly focussed on professional topics like technology and business. The platform is also directly integrated into LinkedIn and offers additional benefits, like LinkedIn premium, to its members.

Types of courses
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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
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Subscription plans
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PERSONAL

Personal subscription

Access to all courses and learning paths on the LinkedIn Learning platform

$25 - 45 USD per month
Pros & cons
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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
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    Pros
  • Large course catalog
  • Personalized recommendations based on your linkedin profile
  • Linkedin premium included
  • Cons
  • Limited course topics (only career-related)
  • Some courses can be rather 'corporate'

General information

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Type
Education CompanyCourse Marketplace
Number of courses
250+16000+
Popularity

Relatively niche

Very popular

Available categories
Business Analytics & IntelligenceData ScienceLeadershipManagementMarketing Analytics & AutomationDesign ToolsEntrepreneurshipFinanceProject Management
Business Analytics & IntelligenceCommunicationData ScienceDesign ToolsDigital MarketingEntrepreneurshipFinanceGraphic Design & IllustrationLeadershipMarketing Analytics & Automation
Available languages
English
EnglishSpanishFrenchGermanJapaneseMandarin ChinesePortugueseItalianKorean

Evaluation

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Full score
7.4
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8.7
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Individual scores
Course quality
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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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Android
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Company

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Company name
GetSmarterLinkedIn Corporation
Company size

Medium

Large

Founded in
20082015
Headquarters

South Africa

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United States

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Founders
Sam Paddock, Rob PaddockReid Hoffman, Allen Blue, Konstantin Guericke, Eric Ly, Jean-Luc Vaillant
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Our opinion

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Summary
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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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LinkedIn Learning is one of the largest online learning platforms, which can offer a lot of benefits that we like through the direct integration into the LinkedIn platform, like LinkedIn Premium access, as well as the direct integration of certificates from LinkedIn Learning into your LinkedIn profile. The instructors on LinkedIn Learning are highly qualified, and the courses cover all relevant career-focussed skills, which is why we can particularly recommend LinkedIn Learning for young professionals trying to upskill.

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