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Attribute Ratings

  • Udacity is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.4

Renaissance myON® Reader

74%
10 Ratings
9.0

Udacity

90%
10 Ratings

Usability

Renaissance myON® Reader

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6

Udacity

96%
7 Ratings

Support Rating

7.8

Renaissance myON® Reader

78%
4 Ratings
8.7

Udacity

87%
18 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Renaissance Learning

I teach 5th/6th grade math and science, but I love finding fun books to explain science and math concepts using books that keep the students engaged. I can make sure to give them several options on their reading level to choose from and know I am meeting a majority of my students needs because they can listen to other book be read if they so choose. My students have learned so much from science graphic novels!
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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

Renaissance Learning

  • Easy for students to navigate (even at 1st grade level).
  • Lots of non-fiction books.
  • Lots of books for a topic if students are doing a research project.
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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

Renaissance Learning

  • I could never figure it out.
  • Students levels from their STAR test did not translate into the books suggested on myON.
  • The platform is cumbersome and inaccessible for students and teachers.
  • I am fairly tech-savvy, but I could never navigate through and understand how myON worked. Eventually, I gave up and switched to Epic.
  • The book selection was poor. Only the non-fiction books were interesting to my students. None of the popular titles and authors were available.
  • It was a big disappointment and frustration for me and my students.
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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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Pricing Details

Renaissance myON® Reader

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Renaissance myON® Reader editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Udacity

    Starting Price

    $399 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Udacity editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Starting Price$399.001

    Footnotes

    1. per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Usability

    Renaissance Learning

    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

    Renaissance Learning

    I believe this product provides students with faster and easier access to books. This increases their time spent on task reading. myON reader is a product that is great for students and teachers.
    If there are any issues and concerns while using myON, there are many help resources available to offer assistance.
    myON Reader works so well with the rest of the Renaissance Platform. This consistency is great for everyone!
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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

    Renaissance Learning

    Easier to use and has a better availability to students reading habits.
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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

    Renaissance Learning

    • Students continued to read on their level and were motivated by all of the books being an AR book with a quiz and points to earn.
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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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