There are now numerous providers that offer access to MOOCs, however, the top providers remain Coursera, edX, and Udacity. The following is a brief description of the history and service provided by each.
b. edX: Founded by Harvard University and MIT, edX has 90+ global partners, offering around 850 courses. The company was founded and continues to be governed by colleges. It emphasizes the following pedagogical questions:
c. Udacity: This for profit company was founded by former Stanford professor Sebastian Thurn, and made headlines in 2011 by offering a course on artificial intelligence that 150,000 + students enrolled in. This platform now offers nanodegree programs. This platform, in addition to partnering with universities, has also partnered with proprietary companies. Certificates of completion are provided to participants.
Other providers include:
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