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The best Cyber Monday deals on online courses include a 2-for-1 discount on Masterclass and up to 90% off Udemy classes

  Summary List Placement As part of their Cyber Monday deals, many e-learning platforms and products like Coursera, edX, Udemy, MasterClass, CreativeLive, Babbel, Rosetta Stone, Kindle, and Audible are offering online courses and subscriptions for free or at a discounted price. Below, we break down the deals for each platform, our recs for the...

 

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Cyber Monday sales are often associated with physical products like TVs or headphones, but e-learning deals shouldn’t be overlooked. Not only can online courses help you pivot careers, explore affordable grad school alternatives, and keep you entertained during the coming months of pandemic lockdown, they can also make for very thoughtful and unique holiday presents.

Below, you’ll find some of the biggest e-learning platforms, such as Coursera, edX, Udemy, MasterClass, CreativeLive, Babbel, and Rosetta Stone, with details on the deals and, if applicable, gifting instructions. You’ll also get a few course recommendations based on what’s the most popular on each platform, from favorites like Yale’s The Science of Well-Being to coding, photography, language, cooking, and personal development offerings. Check out the deals below, as well as the best Cyber Monday deals right now.

The best Cyber Monday e-learning deals:

Deals from Coursera

The deal: Learners can either redeem a select free course or get their first subscription month free until December 4

Some popular courses: 

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Deals from edX

The deal: edX’s Cyber Monday sale lasts through November 30. Users can get 20% off verified certificates and program bundles using the code CYBER2020 at checkout.

Some popular courses: 

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Deals from Udemy

The deal: While Udemy’s Black Friday sale is over, many classes are still as low as $10.99.

How to gift it: Every course’s landing page has a “Gift this course” button (it’s on the top left-hand side next to the “Share” button).

Some popular courses:

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Deals from MasterClass

The deal: From now until November 30 (11:59 PT), you can buy two annual MasterClass memberships for the price of one (valid if you redeem within the memberships within 365 days). A membership will get you access to all the courses on MasterClass for a year. You can read more about the terms here.

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How to gift it: This is meant to be shared, so you can gift the second free membership to someone via an email link once you purchase. You can also buy individual courses by hitting the “Gift” button on the course’s landing page (Note: you’ll have to scroll down a little to find it).

Some popular courses:

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Deals from Codecademy

The deal: Until December 4, all annual plans are 25% off with the promo code CYBER25. It applies to both student and non-student memberships.

Some popular courses:

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Deals from CreativeLive

The deal: Select classes on CreativeLive are just $17.

How to gift it: There’s a “Gift Class” button under the “Buy Class” button on the right-hand side of each course’s landing page.

Some popular courses:

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Deals from Rosetta Stone

The deal: Until November 30, you can get an annual subscription for $7.99 a month (one payment of $95.88) or a lifetime membership for $179 (usually $199).

How to gift it: You can buy a Rosetta Stone subscription for someone and they can pick the language they want to learn once they get the email.

Some popular courses:

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Deals from Babbel

The deal: For Black Friday, you get 35% off a three-month subscription, 45% off six months, and 55% off a year through November 29. After that, Babbel’s Cyber Monday sale gets users 45% off six months, 55% off a year, and 60% off a two year-membership from November 30 through December 4.

How to gift it: Just like Rosetta Stone, you can gift a subscription for someone (I can’t affiliate this one) and have them pick from 14 languages.

Some popular courses:

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Deals from Kindle

The deal: On Black Friday through Cyber Monday (November 30), the Kindle Paperwhite will be $45 off ($84.99) and the Kindle Oasis will be $174.99 ($75 off). New Kindle Unlimited subscribers can get two months of access to more than one million books, Audible audiobooks, and magazines for just $0.99. 

How to gift it: You can gift a Kindle Unlimited membership by selecting “Add a Gift Receipt” when checking out. 

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