Coursera vs. Study Island

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Coursera
Score 8.2 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
Study Island
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Study Island, from the e-learning company Edmentum, is a learning management system plus e-learning content package (math, ELA, science, and social studies) for K-12 schools. Study Island is built for whole classroom and group sessions as well as individual practice/assessments. The platform allows users to analyze student, grade, school, and district-level performance. At the student level, it includes tools for immediate feedback and built-in remediation, designed to help teachers…
$5.50
per student/per subject
Pricing
CourseraStudy Island
Editions & Modules
Single Topic
$49
per month per user
Individual
$59
per month per user
Team
$399
per year
Enterprise
Contact Sales
Study Island
$5.50
per student/per subject
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CourseraStudy Island
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
CourseraStudy Island
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Coursera
8.8
4 Ratings
3% above category average
Study Island
7.8
3 Ratings
5% below category average
Course authoring8.94 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Course catalog or library9.14 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Player/Portal8.94 Ratings8.83 Ratings
Learning content9.54 Ratings8.83 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.24 Ratings8.83 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics8.03 Ratings7.53 Ratings
Social learning8.94 Ratings5.83 Ratings
Mobile friendly00 Ratings5.63 Ratings
Assignments00 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Compliance management00 Ratings6.63 Ratings
Learning administration00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
CourseraStudy Island
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(17 ratings)
8.8
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CourseraStudy Island
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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Edmentum
Over all, I was very impressed with my experience using Study Island. I think that it provides a great resource for teachers of larger groups of students. On the other hand, it may not be as worthwhile of an investment in a small group or individual student level. All in all, kids love this program, and it provides teachers with an in-depth look at how a child is progressing or understanding the content/standard being covered in the Study Island activity. The colors are fun, the graphics are fun, and the questions are nicely organized and customizable.
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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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Edmentum
  • Fun user-friendly format.
  • Engaging games for students.
  • Easy to navigate for all teachers, regardless of their familiarity with computers.
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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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Edmentum
  • The program would be great with seasonal games.
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Likelihood to Renew
Coursera
Constantly renewing already. One of my favourite MOOC platforms.
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Edmentum
No answers on this topic
Usability
Coursera
User-friendly and developer-friendly Web UI.
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Edmentum
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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Edmentum
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Coursera
Coursera is familiar, intuitive, compatible and easy to use and implement.
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Edmentum
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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Edmentum
I didn't choose Study Island over Renaissance Accelerated Math. Study Island doesn't offer the in-depth review of standards over and over like Renaissance Accelerated Math does. Plus, Renaissance Accelerated Math also makes them wait 2 weeks then re-introduces the standards they have mastered to make sure they still have that mastery, and if they don't, it makes them re-do that standard.
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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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Edmentum
  • It has put teachers on the same page since we are all using the same platform
  • It has improved student test scores and retention
  • It has given us a platform to create and give student assessments in a fun way outside the typical classroom setting
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