Skillshare’s position as one of the biggest virtual learning platforms out there means that it comes packed with a variety of advantages that help users quickly improve their skill sets. However, with mounting competition in the online learning game, using Skillshare comes with a couple of drawbacks, too – though not many.
Pros of Skillshare
- Massive selection of courses
Skillshare currently offers more than 30 000 active courses to its users. That’s more than most other platforms and means that users can still learn a wide and varied range of skills without jumping between different eLearning platforms.
Skillshare’s subscription-based model means that users can enjoy the learning experience without having to worry about running into any unexpected paywalls or having to fork out extra for the more advanced classes. Starting at $14 per month on the annual plan and capped at $32 on the monthly option means that Skillshare comes in cheaper per class than most other platforms.
Skillshare’s engaging project-based structure means that users can put their skills to work during their course. The project-based learning method allows students to create and improve active course projects as they progress and can even publish their finished products on the platform’s project gallery.
Skillshare’s mobile app is reliable and boasts almost all of the same features that the website does. Students can learn on the go and stay engaged with the community from anywhere.
- Shared learning experience
Skillshare’s community engagement is better than most other learning platforms. Students can engage with one another through discussion forums and are incentivized to do so, making it easy and accessible for teachers and course creators to engage too.
Cons of Skillshare
- No formal accreditation or certificate
Skillshare, unfortunately, does not offer any form of officially recognized accreditation or certificates. This means that any professionals looking to boost their CV’s skills section won’t be able to include a LinkedIn-approved certificate or qualification upon completion.
While Skillshare offers courses hosted by expert names like Seth Godin and Guy Kawasaki, some courses lack the expertise of the big guns, and users should be on the lookout for lower-quality classes.