Khan Academy vs. Nearpod

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Khan Academy
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Khan Academy is a non-profit organization headquartered in Palo Alto that offers free online course content for students.N/A
Nearpod
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Nearpod is an education-focused learning management software solution offered by Nearpod.
$159
per year
Pricing
Khan AcademyNearpod
Editions & Modules
Learners
Free
Teachers
Free
Districts
Free
Parents
Free
Gold
$159
per year
Platinum
$397
per year
Silver
Free
Premium Plus
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per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Khan AcademyNearpod
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsNearpod has a free version for all teachers. There are paid options for individual teachers, as well as schools and districts, for increased features and access.
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User Ratings
Khan AcademyNearpod
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(12 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Khan AcademyNearpod
Likelihood to Recommend
Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a great supplement for things you already have learned, or as a mid-level course (versus a deep dive or high school/university level course). It is great for a paced learning environment if you want to casually refresh yourself on a subject or learn something new. I don't think this should be a replacement for structured learning, or if you struggle in self-paced learning environments. There have been times I would like to have been able to ask a professional (like an instructor) when struggling with a subtopic, which is possible in a classroom setting.
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Nearpod
Nearpod works great in any classroom, but the presentation must be projected or each student must have access to a internet connected device.
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Pros
Khan Academy
  • Offers a variety of courses
  • Their courses are free
  • The interactivity of the courses, specifically computer science, helps to hone skills
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Nearpod
  • Provide timely and individualized feedback.
  • Allow for the teacher to check for understanding, for the entire class, in one view.
  • Present an array of different interactive lesson items, at the fingertips of every student.
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Cons
Khan Academy
  • On my iPad, to change the language of Khan, I need to change the language of my iPad in the settings
  • It can be a bit messy and the category are a bit too generic, not enough per level category
  • Sometimes the quizz are too simple, it would be nice to have an extra difficult one as a bonus
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Nearpod
  • I would love Nearpod to have more free activities.
  • I would love Nearpod to be free for educators.
  • I would love if teachers could assign homework on Nearpod.
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Likelihood to Renew
Khan Academy
No answers on this topic
Nearpod
Goal is to continue our subscription for the 2019-2020 school year
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Usability
Khan Academy
No answers on this topic
Nearpod
Web-based or using the app, Nearpod is easy to use
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Support Rating
Khan Academy
I've only had to seek support one time. There was a glitch in one of my lessons and I submitted an email. The glitch was fixed by support within a few days, but I would've liked for it to be faster. However, I don't have a big complaint there because it is a free service.
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Nearpod
The support staff for Nearpod is top-notch. I have not had technical issues, but I did have a concern about my bill and they reached out to me nearly immediately to address the problem. I was very satisfied with how they handled the interaction from beginning to end. They did a great job.
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Alternatives Considered
Khan Academy
I personally found Khan Academy much better suited for adult learning of difficult or larger topics. Not so much for smaller changes that can be communicated via email. But it was more engaging and I found the information easier to digest. Change management can be tough but with the right tools it can be a breeze.
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Nearpod
The custom, integrated, online content, along with school libraries, makes this product superior to PearDeck. Nearpod exceeds PowerPoint because of the ease of use, the student paced lessons, and the ability to embed CFUs.
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Return on Investment
Khan Academy
  • We used the free version and it proved to be a boon
  • Our interns learned about the data structures and algorithmic concepts.
  • We also use math-heavy calculations to derive things like statistics in our machine learning models. So Khan Academy helped us get on track for the statistics courses.
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Nearpod
  • The impact is awesome. It gives students a digital option other than PowerPoint for presentations.
  • The feedback tool allows you to follow students in realtime.
  • The shallow learning curve made it easy encourage other faculty to try it.
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