When comparing Lynda vs NEXT Academy, the Slant community recommends Lynda for most people. In the question“What are the best websites to learn to code?” Lynda is ranked 9th while NEXT Academy is ranked 29th.
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Pro Quality and quantity
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 Video tutorials with commentaries
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.
Pro It's possible to get transcripts of videos
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 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 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.
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.