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coursera – Take the world’s best courses, online, for free

https://www.coursera.org

About Coursera®
We believe in connecting people to a great education so that anyone around the world can learn without limits.

Coursera is an education company that partners with the top universities and organizations in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. Our technology enables our partners to teach millions of students rather than hundreds.

We envision a future where everyone has access to a world-class education that has so far been available to a select few. We aim to empower people with education that will improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in.

Our Courses
Classes offered on Coursera are designed to help you master the material. When you take one of our classes, you will watch lectures taught by world-class professors, learn at your own pace, test your knowledge, and reinforce concepts through interactive exercises. When you join one of our classes, you’ll also join a global community of thousands of students learning alongside you. We know that your life is busy, and that you have many commitments on your time. Thus, our courses are designed based on sound pedagogical foundations, to help you master new concepts quickly and effectively. Key ideas include mastery learning, to make sure that you have multiple attempts to demonstrate your new knowledge; using interactivity, to ensure student engagement and to assist long-term retention; and providing frequent feedback, so that you can monitor your own progress, and know when you’ve really mastered the material.

We offer courses in a wide range of topics, spanning the Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and many others. Whether you’re looking to improve your resume, advance your career, or just learn more and expand your knowledge, we hope there will be multiple courses that you find interesting.

EdX – Take great courses from the world’s best universities

https://www.edx.org


EdX is a non-profit created by founding partners Harvard and MIT. We’re bringing the best of higher education to students around the world. EdX offers MOOCs and interactive online classes in subjects including law, history, science, engineering, business, social sciences, computer science, public health, and artificial intelligence (AI).

WE’RE EMPOWERING LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM AND AROUND THE GLOBE
At edX, we believe in the highest quality education, both online and in the classroom.

EdX was created for students and institutions that seek to transform themselves through cutting-edge technologies, innovative pedagogy, and rigorous courses.

Through our institutional partners, the XConsortium, we present the best of higher education online, offering opportunity to anyone who wants to achieve, thrive, and grow.

Our goals, however, go beyond offering courses and content. We are committed to research that will allow us to understand how students learn, how technology can transform learning, and the ways teachers teach on campus and beyond.

As innovators and experimenters, we want to share what we discover. The edX platform will be available as open source. By conducting and publishing significant research on how students learn, we will empower and inspire educators around the world and promote success in learning.

Our aim is to become a leading resource for learners and learning worldwide by staying focused on the goals and principles set forth when forming edX:

Our goals

Expand access to education for everyone
Enhance teaching and learning on campus and online
Advance teaching and learning through research
Our principles

Not for profit
Open source platform
Collaborative
Financially sustainable
EdX is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is governed by MIT and Harvard.

IVERSITY – Education. Online. Free.

iversity.org


Education. Online. Free.
We bring higher education into the digital age. With our courses, online-teaching becomes interactive, social and accessible around the globe.

Choose your favourite courses and enrol right away
You have the choice between over 20 courses from top universities in Europe and the USA.

Study with professors and students from all over the world
Watch short video lectures, take interactive quizzes and discuss with international students!

Achieve your goals and further your education
Economics, Design or Medicine – you just have to pick what suits your interests best!

 

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MOOC – Massive Open Online Course

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course

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 videos, readings and problem sets, MOOCs provide interactive user forums that help build a community for the students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs). MOOCs are a recent development in distance education.
Although early MOOCs often emphasized open access features, such as open licensing of content, open structure and learning goals and connectivism, to promote the reuse and remixing of resources, some notable newer MOOCs use closed licenses for their course materials, while maintaining free access for students.

http://www.mooc-list.com