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Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC)

A massive open online course (MOOC) is a type of online course targeting large-scale participation and open access via the internet. MOOCs are a relatively recent development in open distance education.

Top MOOC Resources

Below are a few companies that currently offer free college-level instruction to anyone with an internet connection...


  • Coursera

    Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. We envision a future where the top universities are educating not only thousands of students, but millions. Our technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students.
  • Udacity

    Udacity was founded by three roboticists who believed much of the educational value of their university classes could be offered online. A few weeks later, over 160,000 students in more than 190 countries enrolled in our first class, "Introduction to Artificial Intelligence."
  • EdX

    EdX is a not-for-profit enterprise of its founding partners Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that features learning designed specifically for interactive study via the web.

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