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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.
Read full review Gives you holistic learning with a combination of lectures and assignments Can be accessed via website and mobile application You can download videos and watch them later Overall it is a cost-effective tool Their video player needs a lot of improvement. It keeps on buffering a lot and use a lot of data. Some additional features could be provided like fast-forwarding videos by 5 or 10 seconds Read full review Pros Offers a variety of courses Their courses are free The interactivity of the courses, specifically computer science, helps to hone skills Read full review The courses library is too exhaustive It has partnerships with few of the most reputed universities in India and Globally Its a cost effective tool Provides the feature to download courses and watch later Read full review Cons 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 Read full review The video player needs improvement Their mobile application gets stuck and can be made intutive Some courses can still be made cheaper Read full review Support Rating
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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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.
Read full review It is relatively cheaper than Bjyu's which was a major deciding factor for going ahead with upGrad UpGrad has partnerships with better universities in India and Globally as well Their marketing team is better than Bjyu's The mentor support provided during the course helps complete the courses faster and understand them better Read full review Return on Investment Since this is a free platform, the ROI is limited only by the time put into learning a subject. A downside to this course-style learning is the inability to have a specific question answered, or quickly learn a specific task in a software program. It is designed to build your knowledge of a topic one step at a time. A positive to this style of learning is you gain much more knowledge of a topic vs. a single piece of information or a single skill. Read full review The cost per session is good, justifies the ROI The progress report and reminders keeps us on your toes Read full review ScreenShots