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

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  • As part of their Black Friday and 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 best courses, plus how to give them as gifts.
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Black Friday and 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 Black Friday deals right now.

The best e-learning Black Friday 2020 deals:

Deals from Coursera

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

Some popular courses: 

The deal: edX's Cyber Monday sale starts on Black Friday, November 27, and lasts through November 30. Users can get 20% off verified certificates and program bundles using the code CYBER2020 at checkout.

Some popular courses: 

The deal: All classes are up to 90% off (or as low as $9.99) from now until November 27. 

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:

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.

The deal: From November 25 to 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:

The deal: All online classes on CreativeLive are up to 80% off.

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:

The deal: From now until November 30, you can get an annual subscription for $7.99 a month (one payment of $95.88) or a lifetime membership for $189 (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:

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

How to gift it: Just like Rosetta Stone, you can gift a subscription for someone and have them pick from 14 languages.

Some popular courses:

The deal: New Audible members will save almost 40% on the first six months of an Audible Plus membership — just $4.95 a month — through November 25.

The deal: On Black Friday (November 27) 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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