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GetSmarter

Education Company

7.4
10
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Skillshare

Course Marketplace

8.3
10
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GetSmarter vs. Skillshare - complete comparison

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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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Skillshare is an online learning platform with a focus on creative & business skills, ranging from fine art to productivity and everything in between! Today, Skillshare has more than 8000 teachers teaching 35,000+ classes.

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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INDIVIDUAL LEARNING

Skillshare classes

Thousands of self-paced classes, all included in the Skillshare subscription.

Free
Self-paced
COHORT BASED

1-on-1 sessions

1-on-1 sessions with top instructors from Skillshare.

$50 - $300 USD
1 - 2 hours
COHORT BASED

Live sessions

Live classes with some of Skillshare's top teachers.

Free
1 - 2 hours
Subscription plans
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PERSONAL

Skillshare Premium

Access to all Skillshare classes

$15 - 25 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
  • Affordable subscription plans
  • Cons
  • Limited free courses
  • Not much that much learning support
  • Some users report problems getting a refund

General information

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Type
Education CompanyCourse Marketplace
Number of courses
250+28000+
Popularity

Relatively niche

Popular

Available categories
Business Analytics & IntelligenceData ScienceLeadershipManagementMarketing Analytics & AutomationDesign ToolsEntrepreneurshipFinanceProject Management
3D & AnimationAccounting & BookkeepingAffiliate MarketingArchitectural DesignArts & CraftsBeauty & MakeupBrandingBusiness Analytics & IntelligenceBusiness LawBusiness Strategy
Available languages
English
EnglishSpanishFrenchGermanPortuguese

Evaluation

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Full score
7.4
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8.3
10
Individual scores
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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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Company

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Company name
GetSmarterSkillshare, Inc.
Company size

Medium

Large

Founded in
20082010
Headquarters

South Africa

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United States

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Founders
Sam Paddock, Rob PaddockMichael Karnjanaprakorn, Malcolm Ong, Aaron Schwartz
External reviews
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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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Skillshare offers a large catalog of courses on both career and hobby-related topics. We particularly like that you can get access to every course on the platform with just one, affordable subscription. You can also book one-on-one sessions with instructors, which is a bit pricey, but a super unique offering that no other online learning platform currently offers. We can therefore recommend Skillshare to anyone trying to learn digital & creative skills, especially if a subscription sounds better than buying individual courses.

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