When comparing Platzi vs Lynda, the Slant community recommends Lynda for most people. In the question“What are the best websites to learn to code?” Lynda is ranked 10th while Platzi is ranked 29th.
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Pro Focuses on skill development
Platzi designs their courses in a way that will teach you tangible skills and encourages you to apply them right from the start.
Pro High course adherence
By focusing on teaching tangible skills, Platzi has a 70% adherence rate to their courses compared to the 20% of other online courses.
Pro Live streaming classes
Pro Courses taught by industry leaders
Platzi has a few courses available taught by well known industry leaders such as Y Combinator President Sam Altman.
Pro Quality and quantity
Pro Video tutorials with commentaries
There are a lot of different languages to choose from thanks to their large offering of courses (almost 4000 total that cover various subjects).
Pro Build as you learn
Many courses offered on Lynda take a hands-on approach, encouraging you to apply what you learn by building projects.
Pro It's possible to get transcripts of videos
Pro Videos can be watched at 2x speed
If you feel yourself getting bored with the lecture, it's possible to speed it up to get through it quicker.
Con Many courses are only offered in Spanish
Platzi originally launched as Mejorando.la, an educational resource offering all courses in Spanish. They have since rebranded and now offer courses in both English and Spanish, however their English courses are currently still limited.
Con Lacks a community
With no user forum, there is very little opportunity to engage with other students and discuss the learning material.
Con iOS and Android apps are somewhat poor
Compared to the experience available on the web, the mobile apps are severely lagging behind.
Con More ways to help retain the information would be helpful
More quizzes, tests and assignments to help practice and retain the presented information would be helpful.