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Khan Academy

Education Company

7.2
10
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MasterClass

Education Company

8.0
10
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Khan Academy vs. MasterClass - complete comparison

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Description
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Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization that provides free online courses, lessons, and practice tests on various subjects, like math, computer science, physics, biology, economic studies & many others.

MasterClass logoMasterClass

Masterclass is an online learning concept with a unique concept: They work together with celebrities from various fields, letting the celebrities teach an online course about their knowledge. These celebrities include people of the likes of Stephen Curry, George W. Bush, Martin Scorsese and many more incredible well-known people. In total, there are more than 150 classes taught on topics such as arts, business, cooking, sports, and more.

Types of courses
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INDIVIDUAL LEARNING

KhanAcademy courses

Self-paced courses about Math, Science & other academic topics, offered completely for free

Free
Self-paced
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Subscription plans
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MasterClass logoMasterClass
PERSONAL

Masterclass membership

Get access to the full Masterclass course catalog of more than 180 classes.

$12 - 25 USD per month
Pros & cons
Khan Academy logoKhan Academy
    Pros
  • Totally free
  • Wide range of subjects
  • Available through mobile apps
  • Cons
  • Limited advanced courses
  • Very limited learning support
MasterClass logoMasterClass
    Pros
  • Learn from world-renowned experts
  • High production value
  • Wide range of topics
  • Cons
  • Lack of deep, in-depth courses
  • No interaction with the instructors

General information

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Type
Education CompanyEducation Company
Number of courses
200+180+
Popularity

Very popular

Popular

Available categories
Math
Arts & CraftsBusiness StrategyCreativityEntrepreneurshipSports
Available languages
English
English

Evaluation

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Full score
7.2
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8.0
10
Individual scores
Course quality
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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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Ios
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Android
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Roku

Company

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Company name
Khan AcademyMasterClass Inc.
Company size

Large

Medium

Founded in
20062015
Headquarters

United States

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United States

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Founders
Sal KhanDavid Rogier, Aaron Rasmussen
External reviews
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4.568300 reviews
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4.6163000 reviews
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3.467 reviews
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4.9121900 reviews
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Our opinion

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Summary
Khan Academy logoKhan Academy

Khan Academy has a great catalog of completely free courses on Math, Science and other academic topics. The best part is that everything is available absolutely for free, and that their offering is pretty extensive, with course in a variety of different languages. They do however focus mainly on fundamental academic skills, rather than concrete career-relevant topics. Also, you shouldn't expect to get much learning support when learning on KhanAcademy, since this is something they can't deliver as a non-profit reliant on donations. Overall, KhanAcademy is a great place to learn about Math, Science and a lot more completely for free.

MasterClass logoMasterClass

MasterClass has amongst the highest production quality of all online learning platforms. We like their concept of creating courses with world-renowned experts in their respective fields and combining this with awesome production value. With this high quality bar, it's clear why MasterClass doesn't have the most extensive course catalog. They focus on quality over quantity and offer courses on all kinds of topics, both career-related and recreational. Overall, we recommend MasterClass for students that enjoy watching courses from their favorite athletes, musicians and chefs and that appreciate the amount of effort MasterClass puts into producing these classes. Students looking for courses to advance their career might find a better offering elsewhere.

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