Khan Academy vs. Udacity

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Khan Academy
Score 8.6 out of 10
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Khan Academy is a non-profit organization headquartered in Palo Alto that offers free online course content for students.N/A
Udacity
Score 6.9 out of 10
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Udacity aims to change lives, businesses, and nations by creating job-ready digital talent. With over a decade of experience creating digital talent at scale, Udacity addresses the global talent shortages impacting growth, productivity, and innovation. Udacity's curriculum, personalized mentor support, and measurable outcomes strive to create expertise with a focus on the in‑demand competencies that ensure workplace relevance.
$399
per month
Pricing
Khan AcademyUdacity
Editions & Modules
Learners
Free
Teachers
Free
Districts
Free
Parents
Free
Starting Price
$399.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Khan AcademyUdacity
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Considered Both Products
Khan Academy
Chose Khan Academy
Khan Academy focuses on fundamental science and math, while the other websites publish courses on specific topics in computer science. When in high school, Khan Academy is a lot more useful, since that is the time to firm up the basics, before taking on advanced classes and …
Chose Khan Academy
Khan academy is free, that’s a big plus. Also, it is way less fragmented than Coursera for example. There are a lot of diverse topics I can select from and even if it’s not related to my job, I sometimes look at the history section. One missing feature compared to other …
Udacity
Chose Udacity
Skillsoft has been utilized and powered by enterprise organizations while Udacity is more of a side benefit and not requiring much commitment to signup for. Skillsoft has more material in terms of e-books and videos to go through while Udacity is more to use while someone is …
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User Ratings
Khan AcademyUdacity
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(10 ratings)
9.0
(10 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.7
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
Khan AcademyUdacity
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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Udacity
It's suited well to support on developing a project and following a set curriculum to get things and material in order. Also it has the idea of a nano-degree as the mini-certification to focus on working through a program over a course of a few months. It's more of an interactive course and best for having access for a set period of time. It helps to prepare well for exams but less beneficial when it comes to more applications I find, and should not be used to supplant any resource, but to use in conjunction with.
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Pros
Khan Academy
  • The UI is great and easy to use.
  • There is a broad selection of courses, subjects, and instructors.
  • The classroom integration option is awesome.
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Udacity
  • Courses are very high quality and updated regularly.
  • Instructors and Mentors are available for live tutoring.
  • Relevant projects are assigned in order to keep learning material fresh and top of mind.
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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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Udacity
  • Slack channels were a little disorganized.
  • The prices are a little bit higher compared to other platforms.
  • Some courses and tooling for the projects were outdated.
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Usability
Khan Academy
No answers on this topic
Udacity
For the most part, site usability is great. I would say the only shortcoming from my end was when I needed support. Support responses were typically very slow, the few times I needed it.
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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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Udacity
I didn't personally have any issues with the program, but scheduling time to review the final project was easy, and the assistant was pleasant to work with.
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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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Udacity
I combined my learning from various platforms and did on exclusively reply on any one. However, the free courses in Udacity lacks the comprehensiveness as Coursera.
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Return on Investment
Khan Academy
  • It's has helped a lot of my coworkers to grasp some basic finance and computer science stuff when previously they have no idea.
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Udacity
  • I am already in a great position as a CTO with a great company. I hope to be able to build some new technology with what I am learning, but I haven't applied any of it yet to my own real-world problems. I will though.
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