A Comprehensive List of MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) Providers 5

Last Updated: September 27, 2013

The recent emergence of Massive Open Online Courses, commonly known as MOOCs, is revolutionizing the online education world and is having a profound impact on higher education. With the growing adoption of MOOCs, the number of MOOC providers has also increased many folds.

Below is a comprehensive and up-to-date list of MOOC providers; might be helpful to all interested.

Peace and cheers.

List of MOOC Providers

  1. EdX – A Not-for-profit enterprise with MIT and Harvard universities as founding partners.
  2. Coursera – A social entrepreneurship company founded by computer science professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller from Stanford University.
  3. NovoEd – Rebranded version of Stanford’s Venture Lab, with a special focus on students collaboration and real-world course projects.
  4. Udacity – Udacity was an outgrowth of a Stanford University experiment in which Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig offered their ‘Introduction to Artificial Intelligence’ course online for free in which over 160,000 students in more than 190 countries enrolled.
  5. Futurelearn – The first UK-led multi-institutional platform, partnering with 17 UK universities, offering MOOC to students around the world. It is a private company owned by the Open University.
  6. OpenUpEd – First Pan-European MOOC initiative, with support of the European commission.  It includes partners from 11 countries.
  7. iversity – A company with a diverse interdisciplinary team from Berlin presently offering MOOC  production fellowship and collaboration network for academia.
  8. Open2Study – An initiative of Open Universities Australia which itself is a leading provider  online education through collaboration of several Australian universities.
  9. Canvas – An open, online course network that connects students, teachers & institutions
  10. 10gen Education – an online learning platform run by 10gen (the MongoDB company)
  11. OpenLearning  
  12. Class2Go – UWA  
  13. Class2Go – Stanford – Now in maintenance mode. Will be merged with edX platform.
  14. MRUniversity – Focusing on economics courses, founded by two GMU professors
  15. Academic Earth
  16. P2PU – Peer to Peer University is a non-profit online community based learning platform, founded with funding from the Hewlett Foundation and the Shuttleworth Foundation.
  17. Udemy – An online learning platform that allows anyone to host their video courses.
  18. Caltech’s ‘Learning From Data’ Course
  19. OpenHPI – The educational Internet platform of the German Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, focusing on courses in Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
  20. UoPeople – University of the People (UoPeople) is a tution-free, non-profit, online academic institution offering undergraduate programs in Business Administration and Computer Science.
  21. Saylor – a non-profit organization that provides over 280 free, self-paced courses.
  22. World Education University – WEU
  23. CourseSites MOOCs 
  24. Open Learning Initiative – CMU
  25. Unimooc
  26. iDESWEB

Update on June 14, 2013

27. WideWorldEd – First Canadian MOOC provider
28. Eliademy

Update on June 30, 2013

29. MOOC on Philanthropy

Update on July 09, 2013

30. Alison
31. Khan Academy – Finally, it’s included in the list!
33. Schoo – Japan’s MOOC provider. Presently, offering more than 130 courses
34. Veduca – From Brazil
35. Acamica

 Update on August 02, 2013

36. Poynter’s News University
37. @ral
38. Aquent

A brief description of the above three can be found here.

 Update on September 20, 2013

36. Kennesaw State University’s MOOC Kennesaw State University will offer “K-12 Blended and Online Learning MOOC “, its first, beginning January 2014
37. Pedagogy First Offers program for online teaching certificate
38. Think CERCA Chicago based company helps develop critical thinking and writing skills for a better K-12 education
39.Modern Lessons Helps teachers to become tech savvy and more engaged

 Update on September 27, 2013

40.  Santa Fe Institute Santa Fe Institute is offering a series of MOOCs covering the field of complex systems science ranging from beginner to expert levels, courtesy Complexity Explorer Project. Here is a detailed post.


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5 thoughts on “A Comprehensive List of MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) Providers

      • Robert McGuire

        HI Tarique. We’re not a MOOC provider ourselves, but your readers may find us a useful resource for navigating them. We provide in-depth critiques of individual MOOC courses and platforms, focusing on advice to prospective students. Our aim is to help students understand how to choose a good MOOC , how to get the most out of the experience and how to use it in their continuing education or career.


        Robert McGuire
        Editor, MOOC News and Reviews

    • Tarique Haider Post author

      Thanks for your comment. MOOC is still in its infancy. Indeed, there are sites offering resources and services for learning. They may or may not be categorized as MOOCs, depending on the kind of definition you prefer for MOOC. I have included just those sites which are certainly MOOCs and cannot be classified otherwise. Thanks once again.

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