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.
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List of MOOC Providers
- EdX - A Not-for-profit enterprise with MIT and Harvard universities as founding partners.
- Coursera - A social entrepreneurship company founded by computer science professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller from Stanford University.
- NovoEd - Rebranded version of Stanford’s Venture Lab, with a special focus on students collaboration and real-world course projects.
- 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.
- 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.
- OpenUpEd - First Pan-European MOOC initiative, with support of the European commission. It includes partners from 11 countries.
- iversity - A company with a diverse interdisciplinary team from Berlin presently offering MOOC production fellowship and collaboration network for academia.
- Open2Study - An initiative of Open Universities Australia which itself is a leading provider online education through collaboration of several Australian universities.
- Canvas - An open, online course network that connects students, teachers & institutions
- 10gen Education - an online learning platform run by 10gen (the MongoDB company)
- Class2Go – UWA
- Class2Go – Stanford - Now in maintenance mode. Will be merged with edX platform.
- MRUniversity - Focusing on economics courses, founded by two GMU professors
- Academic Earth
- 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.
- Udemy - An online learning platform that allows anyone to host their video courses.
- Caltech’s ‘Learning From Data’ Course
- OpenHPI - The educational Internet platform of the German Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, focusing on courses in Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
- UoPeople – University of the People (UoPeople) is a tution-free, non-profit, online academic institution offering undergraduate programs in Business Administration and Computer Science.
- Saylor - a non-profit organization that provides over 280 free, self-paced courses.
- World Education University - WEU
- CourseSites MOOCs
- Open Learning Initiative – CMU
Update on June 14, 2013
27. WideWorldEd – First Canadian MOOC provider
Update on June 30, 2013
Update on July 09, 2013
Update on August 02, 2013
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.