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Online Learning Platforms Reviewed

Updated: Jun 21, 2021

Online learning is a powerful path to knowledge and skills, available to everyone. There are so many courses available across more and more great platforms, that sometimes finding the right course for you can be quite a challenge. We know this first hand, so have provided this summary of the top platforms to help you find the right one for you.

A growth mindset is important for many reasons, and today more than ever, we have a wealth of resources at our fingertips, to keep growing and learning. Whether we want to improve our photography skills as a hobby, or learn the ins and outs of data science to leap forward in our careers, right now there is an enormous amount of courses and resources we can access. But this in itself is part of the challenge, with so many options, where do you start to find the right courses and training for what you want, or more importantly what you need. We’re here to help with exactly that. We’ve spent hours, days, weeks, (you get the picture), reviewing and researching to bring you our best picks for the platforms and courses available today.

Take a look around and we’re sure you’ll find what you need. If not, give us a shout and we’ll look into it for you.

To get started, here is our quick snapshot overview of some of the most popular eLearning platforms available today.


Maybe more specialised than some of the others on this list, Udacity offers Nanodegree programs across a range of topics such as Data Science, Programming & Development, Artificial Intelligence, and Autonomous Systems, amongst other. The courses on offer are developed in partnership with organisations such as Google, Facebook, and IBM Watson, providing practical, real-world skills and relevant content.

Read the full review here, or head straight over to Udacity to take a look for yourself


Claiming over 70 million users, Coursera is certainly a big-hitter. The courses range from the Arts & Humanities, to Computer Science, and Personal Development amongst (a lot) others.

Coursera has a high number of free classes (yes, free), as well as a solid range of paid classes all the way up to online degrees. We certainly think it’s worth a look.

Read our full review of Coursera here, or skip straight to the site itself here


Claiming to have the world’s largest selection of online courses (over 130,000), Udemy is sure to have a course for you. Udemy, like Coursera, offers both free and paid courses, and also provides students with lifelong access to the course material, so you can revisit it whenever you feel necessary.

Read our full review of Udemy here, or go straight to the site here


Skillshare is firmly focussed on providing great sources for creative skills, with some exceptional options across animation, film & video, photography and illustration, amongst others. The design of the site itself is slick and easy to navigate too. Users can get started with a free trial for 14 days to get to know the platform and navigate the entire catalog with their Premium Membership.

For the full review click here, or go straight to Skillshare


The “Netflix of online learning” offers a fresh approach with hundreds of video lessons across a range of topics, taught by some of the most recognisable instructors around. For an annual subscription, you can access all of their classes across topics such as Arts & Entertainment, Writing, Design & Style, Business, Music, and Food. Masterclass boasts an impressive roster of instructors including Timbaland, Gordon Ramsay, Steph Curry, Natalie Portman, and Martin Scorsese.

If you’re looking for inspirational instructors, Masterclass could be the platform for you.

View the full review here, or go straight to Masterclass


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