What are MOOCs?

Beth Dumbauld

MOOCs are massive open online courses. MOOCs are free lecture-based courses available online from some of the world’s most well-known colleges and universities. These free college courses are distributed without limit online and are available to any person, anywhere in the world.

Currently, you do not earn college credit for taking MOOCs (massive open online courses).

MOOCs are offered through the following online college course aggregators:

  • EdX: Course material provided by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University, and Berkeley (University of California)
  • Coursera:  University of Washington, University of Toronto, Caltech, The University of Edinburgh, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Stanford University, University of Virginia, Georgia Institute of Technology, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Rice, University of Illinois, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Duke University, University of Michigan, and Johns Hopkins University.
  • Academic Room: Various institutions and individual professors
  • Udacity: Various institutions and individual professors

To receive college credit for online college courses, you will need to take a course through an online college course provider.

What are MOOCs?

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