Udemy vs Treehouse – Which is a better online learning platform? What is the difference between these two eLearning course providers? Which is more beneficial? Which one should you buy for upgrading your skills?
All these are important questions and I will answer them in this article. However, is it fair to compare and differentiate between Udemy and Treehouse?
At the time of writing this article, Udemy was offering 100,000+ courses on diverse subjects whereas Treehouse had only 300+ courses. So, where is the comparison?
There is no match between the two platforms if you look at the number of listed courses. However, the business model of these two is entirely different. Each one has its own benefits.
Let’s look at their offerings and value in complete detail.
Udemy Vs Treehouse
Udemy is an online marketplace and sells individual courses on various subjects. These courses are created by independent authors who are not employed by Udemy.
Treehouse provides technology and programming courses on a monthly or annual subscription. Most of its courses are designed and created by Treehouse’s own author’s Treehouse maintains strict control on the quality and course curriculum.
Udemy Brief Review
Udemy is an all-purpose learning platform. The range of courses available on Udemy is vast. You can find courses ranging from technical, non-technical to hobby courses.
It has 100,000+ courses on its platform. There are a huge no. of instructors on this platform, which is the main reason that Udemy is able to create such a variety of content
The instructors on this platform are not necessarily industry experts. However, you could find some content created by individuals with expertise in their fields on this platform as well as armature content. Due to this reason, it becomes difficult to assess which course on the same subject would best cater to your needs.
On the positive side though, Udemy has a rating & review system and hence you can read what other students have to say about that course and make your purchase accordingly.
Another thing about Udemy is that every course has to be bought separately and the customer gets access to the course content purchased for life.
Treehouse Brief Overview
Treehouse has a comparatively narrow target audience. They focus on “coders”. It offers courses on web designing, web development and such.
You will also find a Program called “Tech degree”. This is the best part of this platform.
The content produced is done by industry experts and hence the content can be deemed as authentic and genuine.
In this program, you will be provided with “Projects” to carry-on. This will greatly help you in increasing your portfolio. It will also improve your expertise, in this field. The projects will also be get reviewed by industry expert or experts on the platform.
They will also provide you with feedback. They also give information regarding your strengths and weaknesses. Treehouse works on monthly subscription i.e. you have to pay the subscription fee for a month and have unlimited access to all courses for that duration only.
Side-By-Side Comparison Between Udemy And Treehouse
|Type of Courses||Almost All Type Of Courses||Programming Courses|
|Type Of Certificate?||Yes,Certificate of Completion||yes, With Projects to Handle|
|Course Authors||Anyone can post the courses||Industry Expert|
|Approximate Number of Courses||85,000+||1,000+|
|Learning Path Available||No||Yes|
|Instructors Assistance||Yes, Depends upon Author||Yes|
|Support Through Chat||No||Yes|
|Support Through Mail||Yes||No|
Top 5 Benefits
|1||Huge No. Of Courses||Dedicated Niche|
|2||Large No. Of Topic To Select||For Coder|
|3||Appealing Price||Highly Valuable Certificate|
|4||Life Time Access||Projects To Take|
|5||Cerificate Of Completion||Community Forums|
|Detailed Review||Udemy Review||Treehouse Review|
|Fee||$20 - $299||$25-$199 Per Month|
|Discounts||Yes, Most Of The Time||No|
|Access Periods||LifeTime||Up to Subscription Period|
|LifeTime Acces With Appealing Price||For Coder + Industry Related Projects|
Both platforms work differently and have different models for learning. While the prices are not comparable, Treehouseoffers projects to enhance skill and provide practical knowledge, which Udemy does not.
Udemy is cheap but does not offer any projects. While treehouse is on a higher price side but offers projects to enhance your skills and knowledge.
You can also find the project online. But it is not a cup of coffee for everyone.
If the price is your priority then Udemy could be your choice. But if you could spend some money then Treehouse is a better option.
Who Should Invest In Udemy?
In my opinion Udemy is best suited for experts wanting to upgrade or polish your skills. It can also assist you in revising skills you might already possess.
Udemy also proves to be useful when looking for offbeat courses. There is a wide range of tutors to choose from for a single course and hence you’d have more control over deciding whose teaching methods suit you best.
Who Should Invest In Treehouse?
Treehouse has a very narrow target audience as discussed. It is an excellent platform for individuals looking for certified degree programming and developing courses. So if you’re looking for something similar I would recommend Treeouse.
So if you’re looking for a course to improve your resume and knowledge with another degree to seek a desired job this might just be the one for you.
Over To You
Let me know in the comment box which platform you have opted for.
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