Let us first understand what is a mooc ?
According to Wikipedia
A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC ) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as filmed lectures, readings, and problem sets, many MOOCs provide interactive user forums to support community interactions among students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs).
In short, we can have access to lectures,tutorials,forums to discuss among other course participants.
Some mooc also provide certificates for free and some take nominal fees for certificates.But the overall knowledge gained is much valued than your certificates.
Now let’s discuss some top mooc providers:
Every course on Coursera is taught by top instructors from the world’s best universities and educational institutions.Courses include recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, and community discussion forums. When you complete a course,you’ll receive a shareable electronic Course Certificate.
Coursera has Specialization, it is a complete course which includes four to five courses of 4-week in length,we have weekly assignments and these are graded by our fellow learners.By passing the graded assignments we can earn a certificate.After completing all the courses in the specialization we have to work on the capstone project where we have to implement a project based on knowledge gained in the courses.
Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere.
With more than 90 global partners, they are proud to count the world’s leading universities, nonprofits, and institutions as our members. EdX university members top the QS World University Rankings with their founders receiving the top honors, and edX partner institutions ranking highly on the full list.
Edx programs are divided into three groups,
A series of Masters level courses to advance your career, created by top universities and recognized by companies. MicroMasters Programs are credit-eligible, provide in-demand knowledge and may be applied to accelerate a Master’s Degree
Designed by industry leaders and top universities to enhance professional skills, Professional Certificates develop the proficiency and expertise that employers are looking for with specialized training and professional education.
Created by world-renowned experts and top universities, XSeries are designed to provide a deep understanding of key subjects through a series of courses. Complete the series to earn a valuable XSeries Certificate that illustrates your achievement.
Udacity is building an online university, that:
teaches the skills that industry employers need today
delivers credentials endorsed by employers
educates at a fraction of the cost of traditional schools.
With industry giant Google, AT&T, Facebook, Salesforce, Cloudera, etc.Udacity offers Nanodegree programs and credentials, designed so professionals become Web Developers, Data Analysts, Mobile Developers, etc.You can acquire real skills through a series of online courses and hands-on projects.
Udacity has nano degree’s which are courses containing hands-on learning projects.By performing project activities we can learn in a practical way.
Udacity Provides courses like Android with the partnership with Google.Artificial intelligence,web development etc.
FutureLearn offers you a powerful new way to learn online. Every course has been designed according to principles of effective learning, through storytelling, discussion, visible learning, and using community support to celebrate progress.
Learning through storytelling
Each partner university has designed a complete learning experience, presented by leading academics in their field. Rather than broadcast long classroom lectures, ideas are introduced via high-quality videos and articles. You can then discuss what you’ve learned, testing your new knowledge with interactive quizzes that offer helpful responses and the opportunity to try again if an answer is wrong. Every course tells a story, step by step, with challenges and helpful tips along the way, to test and build your understanding.
Open Universities Australia (OUA) is an online higher education organization based in Australia. The organization was previously known as the Open Learning Agency of Australia.
While the majority of enrolled students are based in Australia, courses are available to students globally. Most undergraduate courses offered have no first-year entry requirements and there are no quotas for most courses.
The organization has approximately 170 qualifications available online, which are provided by Australian universities and other education providers.
Some of the courses are:
So why waste time anymore,let’s start learning!!!!!!!!