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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 9.9 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Coursera is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.3

Coursera

93%
17 Ratings
9.0

Skillsoft Academy

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Coursera

100%
2 Ratings

Skillsoft Academy

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Coursera

100%
1 Rating

Skillsoft Academy

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Coursera

90%
4 Ratings

Skillsoft Academy

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

Coursera

100%
2 Ratings

Skillsoft Academy

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

Skillsoft Academy

The presentations helped me develop a deeper understanding of a subject. The information is a nice combination of [being] well organized and applicable to real life information. The test questions are clearly worded and really make you think (but not crazy unrealistic scenarios). I feel very confident about my ability to perform my job.
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

Skillsoft Academy

  • Practical in-depth presentations
  • Exam questions do make you think
  • Updated material
  • Good selection for IT and product focused engineering professionals
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

Skillsoft Academy

No answers on this topic

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

Skillsoft Academy

General

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

Starting Price

Skillsoft Academy 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

Skillsoft Academy

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

Skillsoft Academy

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

Skillsoft Academy

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

Skillsoft Academy

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

Skillsoft Academy

[I selected Skillsoft Academy because it's] much easier to use and has relevant courses. I would like to give 4.5 stars to the course selection, delivery, content, and exams
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

Skillsoft Academy

  • As an employee I feel that I can be more efficient doing my job.
  • Increases job satisfaction.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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