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We never put up a review of a site that we have not used extensively

When you use one of our online course reviews you are in safe hands 

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How we review online course providers

The sheer scale of online classes and courses as well as the number of sites and platforms offering elearning means that we have to be very rigorous with how we review courses and course providers.

 

Whilst online course providers seem to be very similar at first glance there are a lot of differences between them that can have a real impact on your learning experience.

 

To give you some more insight into our review process check out the list below of key factors we use in our reviews.

• Number of courses

• Price

• Class or Course offers

• Free Trial

• Types of courses

• Course quality

• Customer Ratings & Reviews

• Community support

• Teacher support

• Accreditations

• Tests and Exams

• Real world value

• Elearning apps

• Platform usability

• Course completion rates​

How many online course providers are there?

There are over 200 different online course and online class providers. They range from full-service solutions to small, niche providers.

There are a further 50 platforms that can help you learn online. Sites like Grammarly and Preply can help you learn online without the need to attend a course. 

The elearning landscape

Below you can see our infographic on the elearning landscape as it is today. 

We have scored all the course providers on where their courses and classes fit on two scales.​

​• Lightweight vs In-depth

• Lesuire vs Business

Above you can see the whole landscape of elearning providers. We are moving through reviewing them all.

It takes time for us to complete the reviews as we make sure that we test each product thoroughly before advising others about this. 

Best online course provider by learning type 

More and more people are turning to online learning, which is often shortened to "elearning".  With so many options to choose from and so many new skills to learn it is not hard to see why.

 

There is a whole world on the world wide web waiting for you to dive in and start learning. 

 

In 2018 millions of people will be logging into their computers or smartphones to start or advance their elearning journey with a short online class or by getting a degree from a top university.

For learning anything

Two of the biggest online course providers are Udemy, Coursera, edX, Udacity and of course Youtube.

They cover most of the things that you could want to learn. Udacity & Udemy offer courses from regular teachers and skilled practitioners.

 

Due to their background, Coursera & edX are more tied to University subjects and can even award you a degree from a top university if you are so inclined. 

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For learning to code

Providers like Treehouse, W3, Envato Tuts+, Code Avengers and Hack Design are great places to learn to code.

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For Creative Learning

For those who are looking to enhance their design skills or sharpen their creative tools would be well served to check out Skillshare, Envato Elements and Creative Live.

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For Businesses & Management

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Looking to advance your career, these are some of the best sites to learn business skills such as management techniques, public speaking and good old Microsoft Excel training - Lynda, FutureLearn & Pluralsight

For learning a new language

If you are looking to learn a new language here are the best sites to check out: Duolingo, Busuu, Preply and Babbel. Don't forget Google translate for when you need a quick free translation.

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