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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Coursera

It's absolutely ideal for programming. Today, most programming environments are available for free and enthusiasts can tinker with programming on their own. But Coursera structures that process and presents iteratively more complex assignments to the student.I found it useful for non-programming. I took a refresher Calculus course and the user was able to enter solutions symbolically which I found impressive.
Rei Shinozuka, CFA®, FRM® | TrustRadius Reviewer

Renaissance myON® Reader

Renaissance myON Reader is great for student engagement in reading! This platform provides many choices for students to make about their reading. This program also allows students to work on their reading level without showing their peers the book they are reading. Renaissance myON Reader pairs very well with the Renaissance platform and Accelerated Reader!Renaissance myON Reader would be less appropriate where internet access/devices are very limited
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Coursera

  • Coursera is very well organized. They are partnered with the most important educational institutions around the world.
  • They are very “up to date” in topics of interest and new courses.
  • Coursera has the widest catalog of courses, all of them with a certification given by them in name of a professional institution, like universities.
  • They also have programs together with universities that allow you to get a Masters Degree and Specializations. (Which is awesome)
Alejandro Matheu, MD, MBA, MSc in Digital Marketing | TrustRadius Reviewer

Renaissance myON® Reader

  • Students can choose books based on their reading level.
  • Students and teachers can read books together as if we were in reading circles.
  • Students can choose books by categories of interest.
Shonda Hill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Coursera

  • The problem with Coursera is the moderation in the forums. From the few courses I have taken, many of my classmates were criticized heavily or bullied by other classmates for asking questions in the forum. This hasn’t gotten any attention from the forum moderators which makes the community feel uneasy with helping each other.
  • Most of the courses and the related materials used to be freely available on Coursera. However, with the recent changes, some of the courses are categorized into specific tracks, and they are not free anymore. However I am glad that one can still audit the paid courses, but access to the course materials may be limited.
  • Some courses are only available on specific dates and I have missed out on classes I was really interested in.
Ilia Tarasov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Renaissance myON® Reader

  • When using myON from a mobile device, the layout/icons can take some time to understand.
  • The Lexile level isn’t under each book title.
  • The avatar incentive could be updated for student engagement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Coursera

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

Renaissance myON® Reader

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Usability

Coursera

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

Renaissance myON® Reader

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Support Rating

Coursera

Coursera 9.0
Based on 2 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

Renaissance myON® Reader

Renaissance myON® Reader 7.3
Based on 3 answers
I believe this product provides students with faster and easier access to books. This increases their time spent on task reading. myON reader is a product that is great for students and teachers.
If there are any issues and concerns while using myON, there are many help resources available to offer assistance.
myON Reader works so well with the rest of the Renaissance Platform. This consistency is great for everyone!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Coursera

Coursera 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Coursera is familiar, intuitive, compatible and easy to use and implement.
Andrew Starodubtsev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Renaissance myON® Reader

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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

Renaissance myON® Reader

Easier to use and has a better availability to students reading habits.
Mario Sanchez | 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

Renaissance myON® Reader

  • My students love getting on myON because they have so many choices between books and articles.
  • It has helped their A.R. testing scores.
Vanessa Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Coursera

General

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

Renaissance myON® Reader

General

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

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