[Report] What Reviews Divulge About Online Education

CourseTalk, the largest site for ratings and reviews of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), analyzed its entire catalog, spanning 7,500 reviewed courses and 46 providers to come with a report outlining great findings.

Some key findings: 

  • Paid courses were rated on average 1.4 stars higher than free courses
    • CourseTalk users are willing to pay for good courses.
  • 80% of courses get 4-5 stars (average course has 4.18 stars)
    • Students using third-party review platforms like CourseTalk seem highly-satisfied with their learning experiences.
  • Course workloads did not affect ratings
    • No direct link was found between the hours of study expected of students and user ratings.

 

Our top-rated providers are:

  1. Treehouse - 4.89 stars
  2. Stanford Online - 4.59 stars
  3. Coursera - 4.53 stars

Note that all star ratings are out of 5.

See the full report for a Top 10 list.

 

 

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