Coursera vs. Renaissance myON® News, Powered by News-O-Matic

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Coursera
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Coursera is a learning management platform from the company of the same name in Mountain View, California.
$49
per month
Renaissance myON® News, Powered by News-O-Matic
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
myON News engages students in daily nonfiction reading with high-interest news articles that expand their knowledge of the world while building their content-area, digital, and media literacy skills. With five age-appropriate news articles delivered each weekday, 52 weeks a year, plus a searchable archive of thousands of published articles, myON News helps students stay up-to-date on the latest news, discoveries, world events, sports, and more as their build critical literacy skills.N/A
Pricing
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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
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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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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
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Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Coursera
8.8
4 Ratings
4% above category average
Renaissance myON® News, Powered by News-O-Matic
8.9
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Course authoring8.94 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Course catalog or library9.14 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Player/Portal8.94 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Learning content9.54 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.24 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics8.03 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Social learning8.94 Ratings9.11 Ratings
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(17 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
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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 think this is a great tool for middle school students, as they are starting to become aware of the world around them and topics that are going on in our country and world. In this digital age, students need to learn the difference between "fake news" and unbiased news reports. The interactive features, as well as letting them read articles based off their interests, is perfect for middle school aged children.
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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
  • A variety of article
  • 3 different Lexile levels
  • English and Spanish
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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
  • Maybe if they added a local or state feature...
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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
Renaissance has always had a great online help section with videos and articles. They also have an online community for users to discuss ways to use their products. They have free webinars available to users as well. Most one-on-one learning sessions are done by our instructional facilitators in our county
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Implementation Rating
Coursera
Coursera is familiar, intuitive, compatible and easy to use and implement.
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Renaissance Learning
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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.
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Renaissance Learning
I like myON News more than any other product due to the variety of articles along with providing different Lexile levels. The Comprehension questions are also a great added feature. This is the complete package website, you have everything you need in one site. Students do not have to go to multiple websites to complete the activities.
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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
  • The kids are up to date on events.
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