Coursera vs. Renaissance myON

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Coursera
Score 8.1 out of 10
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Coursera is a learning management platform from the company of the same name in Mountain View, California.
$49
per month
Renaissance myON
Score 9.9 out of 10
N/A
myON is a digital reading platform that provides students with 24/7 access to thousands of fiction and nonfiction books and news articles—in English, Spanish, and additional languages. A multimedia reading experience with colorful illustrations, professionally recorded audio, and annotation tools makes each text engaging and unique. Built-in close reading tools, customizable literacy projects, and a large collection of nonfiction titles support lesson plans centered on reading and writing…N/A
Pricing
CourseraRenaissance myON
Editions & Modules
Single Topic
$49
per month per user
Individual
$59
per month per user
Team
$399
per year
Enterprise
Contact Sales
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CourseraRenaissance myON
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
CourseraRenaissance myON
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Coursera
8.8
4 Ratings
4% above category average
Renaissance myON
8.8
3 Ratings
4% above category average
Course authoring8.94 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Course catalog or library9.14 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Player/Portal8.94 Ratings9.12 Ratings
Learning content9.54 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.24 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics8.03 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Social learning8.94 Ratings9.12 Ratings
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User Ratings
CourseraRenaissance myON
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(17 ratings)
7.1
(12 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
7.8
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CourseraRenaissance myON
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.
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Renaissance Learning
I teach 5th/6th grade math and science, but I love finding fun books to explain science and math concepts using books that keep the students engaged. I can make sure to give them several options on their reading level to choose from and know I am meeting a majority of my students needs because they can listen to other book be read if they so choose. My students have learned so much from science graphic novels!
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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.
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Renaissance Learning
  • Helps students gain comprehension by suggesting reading materials at their level.
  • Because the program has the capacity to read to the students, they get a to hear a good role model which helps develop fluency and accuracy in their reading.
  • It is easy to access and helps keep students on track with their reading goals.
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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.
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Renaissance Learning
  • I could never figure it out.
  • Students levels from their STAR test did not translate into the books suggested on myON.
  • The platform is cumbersome and inaccessible for students and teachers.
  • I am fairly tech-savvy, but I could never navigate through and understand how myON worked. Eventually, I gave up and switched to Epic.
  • The book selection was poor. Only the non-fiction books were interesting to my students. None of the popular titles and authors were available.
  • It was a big disappointment and frustration for me and my students.
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Likelihood to Renew
Coursera
Constantly renewing already. One of my favourite MOOC platforms.
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Renaissance Learning
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Usability
Coursera
User-friendly and developer-friendly Web UI.
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Renaissance Learning
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Coursera
I’ve used it a couple of times and... that did great. They take their time, but in the end they solve your issues.
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Renaissance Learning
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!
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Implementation Rating
Coursera
Coursera is familiar, intuitive, compatible and easy to use and implement.
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Renaissance Learning
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.
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Renaissance Learning
Renaissance myON is hands down the best as compared to Epic. I am allowed to consistently monitor my students. I am able to print reports to help evaluate student progress. I can also use these reports during parent/teacher conferences so parents and guardians can see where their student is throughout the year. They are able to see how their interests change along with how the reading level improves.
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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.
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Renaissance Learning
  • Students continued to read on their level and were motivated by all of the books being an AR book with a quiz and points to earn.
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