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Attribute Ratings

  • General Assembly is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.3

Coursera

93%
17 Ratings
10.0

General Assembly

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Coursera

100%
2 Ratings

General Assembly

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Coursera

100%
1 Rating

General Assembly

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Coursera

90%
4 Ratings

General Assembly

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

Coursera

100%
2 Ratings

General Assembly

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Coursera

The Coursera platform can be a useful part of your overall learning content portfolio if utilized correctly. It's fantastic for asynchronous courses that don't necessarily need a dedicated faculty member (though I'd highly recommend at least having some discussion moderators/student workers) and for offering MOOCs. The ability for the learners to contribute translations really makes it ideal for the international learning community - I am always amazed to see a course we launched with 2-3 languages to quickly have 10-12 more added. This feature really helps expand the audience reach and Coursera has such a large following already that it can grow seemingly overnight.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

General Assembly

General Assembly is an awesome tool to use when you want to gain more knowledge about a certain topic. It provides workshops and classes that you can take on a one-time basis with no contract. This is a great way to dip your toe in the water and see if you want to take a full on course
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Coursera

  • Interaction: the student learns by doing. For programming courses, this means programming!
  • Assessments: the courses I'd taken ask students to grade each others work with a rubric. This is hugely effective and permits tests and quizzes to be other than multiple choice.
  • Creativity and enthusiasm of the instructors. Some of the approaches demonstrated real out-of-the-box thinking by the instructors. For example, the Rice Python course was a self-contained website requiring no installation of IDE on one's computer, and the final project was a working version of Asteroids.
  • Low cost of entry: most of the course I enrolled in were free, with an optional fee for certifications. This really gives people the freedom to explore learning. It's almost like a Public Library of Learning.
  • Coursera forces a weekly discipline on the user with lectures and assignments and this really motivates one to put in the effort.
Rei Shinozuka, CFA®, FRM® | TrustRadius Reviewer

General Assembly

  • Easy to use website.
  • Free workshops!
  • Variety of courses for different skills.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Coursera

  • Some of the courses (very few) have some old information (more than 2 years), and in some areas like technology the information has to be very new and updated.
  • Some professors or people doing videos are not good in front of the camera, they should train their people a little bit more for those things.
Alejandro Matheu, MD, MBA, MSc in Digital Marketing | TrustRadius Reviewer

General Assembly

  • More free classes would be great.
  • Courses are pricey.
  • More resources online such as blogs for tips and tricks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Coursera

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$0

Coursera Editions & Modules

Edition
EnterpriseContact Sales
Team400.002
  1. none
  2. Per User Per Year
Additional Pricing Details

General Assembly

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

General Assembly Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Coursera

Coursera 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Constantly renewing already. One of my favourite MOOC platforms.
Andrew Starodubtsev | TrustRadius Reviewer

General Assembly

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Coursera

Coursera 10.0
Based on 1 answer
User-friendly and developer-friendly Web UI.
Andrew Starodubtsev | TrustRadius Reviewer

General Assembly

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Coursera

Coursera 9.0
Based on 4 answers
I’ve used it a couple of times and... that did great. They take their time, but in the end they solve your issues.
Alejandro Matheu, MD, MBA, MSc in Digital Marketing | TrustRadius Reviewer

General Assembly

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Coursera

Coursera 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Coursera is familiar, intuitive, compatible and easy to use and implement.
Andrew Starodubtsev | TrustRadius Reviewer

General Assembly

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Coursera

I think Coursera has the best overall interface. I think you will find that different platforms go in different directions, and have different specialities. For the most part the differences are more in the types of courses they offer than one being particularly better than the other, so it comes down to content for me.
Donovon Carter | TrustRadius Reviewer

General Assembly

I don't typically use Kahn Academy, but it serves a similar purpose which is training an individual in different topics. I personally love being able to attend classes in person at General Assembly so I would chose that over Kahn Academy. However, Kahn Academy is free and General Assembly sometimes costs money. All in all I would still chose General Assembly
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Coursera

  • The greatest benefit of Coursera is access to quality courses on various subjects that you can either browse or dive in deeply. Customizable, flexible and accessible.
  • Helps our department to recommend trainees courses on this website and gain important knowledge. Also, the courses are provided by big-name universities which helps students in their careers
  • Developing and exploring professional skills.
Ilia Tarasov | TrustRadius Reviewer

General Assembly

  • It has helped me become a better project manager.
  • It has allowed my colleagues to attend classes together outside of work.
  • Great networking.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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