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Which is better: Coursera, Udacity or edX?


Written by : Anav Gupta, studied at National Institute of Technology, Srinagar

Mar 16 2018

From Personal Experience:

Choose any one which comes to your mind first. It won’t really matter that much. What matters is that you go through the course, learn the concepts, do the projects and complete the course. Learning should be the focus here, not from where you garner it. What you will learn is similar on all of these platforms. Yes, the path can be a little bit different on each platform but, the result will always be the same.

Now, if you really want to know which is better, read on.

So basically, all three have similar kind of motto. To bring the quality education from the world-class professors, teachers, institutes to the people who can’t afford a college education. On, edX and Coursera | Online Courses From Top Universities. Join for Free, the courses are taught by the teachers from the world-class premier institutes. Since their inception, a lot of courses have been added on almost all kind of topics you could imagine. From Food to fitness, management to computer science, life-sciences to manufacturing, these two platforms contains all of them. More of them are added every day. They contain courses on almost all walks of life. Though they differ on the pricing scheme for the certified certificated. You can do the math and choose the best one for you.

As for Free Online Courses and Nanodegree Programs | Udacity, it a non-profit organization which specializes in computer science education. One thing that really differentiates them from others is that their courses are curated in collaboration with the people from industry rather than the academic field. Their motto is to make you job ready. That is what they are trying to achieve by collaboration with people from the IT industry. In this regard, they have brought up a new term, a Nanodegree Programs. Just to signify a portion of the normal degree that you get from a college. Another thing that gives Udacity an edge is the mentor support they provide. Basically, if you have a doubt you can contact the mentor using the live chat option. This greatly helps in your projects when you get in the tricky sections.

Finally, just choose any one platform and start learning. Enjoy it.