Khan Academy vs. Study Island

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
Study Island
Score 9.6 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
Khan AcademyStudy Island
Editions & Modules
Learners
Free
Teachers
Free
Districts
Free
Parents
Free
Study Island
$5.50
per student/per subject
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Khan AcademyStudy Island
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Khan AcademyStudy Island
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Khan Academy
-
Ratings
Study Island
7.8
3 Ratings
4% below category average
Course authoring00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Course catalog or library00 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Player/Portal00 Ratings8.83 Ratings
Learning content00 Ratings8.83 Ratings
Mobile friendly00 Ratings5.63 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications00 Ratings8.83 Ratings
Assignments00 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Compliance management00 Ratings6.63 Ratings
Learning administration00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics00 Ratings7.43 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings5.83 Ratings
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User Ratings
Khan AcademyStudy Island
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(12 ratings)
8.8
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Khan AcademyStudy Island
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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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
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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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
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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Edmentum
  • The program would be great with seasonal games.
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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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Edmentum
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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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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
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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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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