When comparing Udacity vs NEXT Academy, the Slant community recommends Udacity for most people. In the question“What are the best websites to learn to code?” Udacity is ranked 3rd while NEXT Academy is ranked 29th.
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Pro Courses taught by industry professionals
Pro All courses are self-paced
Courses are always made available which means there is no waiting for the specific course you want to run. You can work through the courses as fast or as slow as you want.
Pro Offers Nanodegrees
Udacity offers a few different Nanodegrees which provide access to various different courses, project reviews and coaching support for $200/month.
Current options include Front End Web Developer, Data Analyst and Android Developer. See the full list here.
Pro Courses are easy to understand
Pro Actual feedback on coding projects
You get actual feedback from developers on your code, which is useful. Yes having your sites/apps do what it is supposed to do is important, but you need feedback to learn industry standards/best practices and other gotchas that are much harder to learn on your own.
Pro Has an in-person training mode
You can enroll in the Blended Learning Platform where you can meet with your mentor face to face. This is best for students who learn more with one-on-one mentoring.
Pro Offers certificates of achievement after each course
Pro Practice the code after each video
After each video, you will be given the chance to build projects and do exercises to test what you have learned.
Pro Human review and feedback
Students will get actual feedback from mentors on coding projects/exercises.
Pro Bite-sized lessons
Next Academy doesn't overwhelm beginners with information. The lessons are bite-sized, and video lectures/tutorials are between 2-5mins long.
Con Nanodegrees are expensive
Udacity is quite expensive at $200/month if you want to do a nanodegree.
Con Requires your commitment and time
Next Academy's courses are not self-paced and follow a set of schedule.
Most full-tme courses are around US $2000.