MOOCs are Massive Open Online Courses
Corporate and Other MOOC Providers in Alphabetical Order:
Owned by CMN.com. Collection of f"ree Open courseware/Video taped lectures" from leading universities. Offers over fifteen hundred videos from MIT, Stanford, Berkeley, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale. Some of these are grouped into courses, which each contain anywhere from 4 to 50 lectures.
http://academicearth.org/online-college-courses/ - List of courses by subject area
http://accesolatino.org/educacion/ - Spanish language MOOCs and other free online educational resources for Spanish-speaking segment of USA Latinos.
Alison is a 6+ million strong online learning community offering free online courses from the world's top publishers. ALISON (Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online) is a Free (Advertiser-Supported) online learning resource for basic and essential workplace skills. ALISON provides high-quality, engaging, interactive multimedia courseware for certification and standards-based learning.The mission of ALISON is to enable anyone, anywhere, to educate themselves for free via interactive, self-paced multimedia. It is our belief that through ALISON, the cost of access to high-quality education can be removed.
https://alison.com/course/ - Courses by Category
https://www.apprennet.com/ - ApprenNet is an e-learning company committed to helping you build engaging, interactive learning communities. Provides a platform for law students to learn practical skills through video, student interaction and expert input from attorneys. Received funding from National Science Foundation's Small Business Innovation Research Program to build a MOOC on Mergers and Acquisitions, and other legal initiative projects. Drexel University-based.
MOOCs offered by Aquent, a private corporation & Minority Business Enterprise specializing in temporary staffing for high-end creatives and web experts. A set of free, online courses that teach professional designers and front-end developers the practical skills most sought after by today's leading companies. Courses focus on topics such as HTML and CSS, responsive design, UX design, and an array of front-end development tools. They are taught by experienced practitioners with a passion for teaching. And they feature assignments that allow students to put their learning into action and create portfolio-ready work demonstrating their newly acquired abilities. The series, entitled "Gym Shorts" kicks off with three new courses aimed at front-end developers and web project managers, each of which can be completed in about an hour.
http://gymnasium.aquent.com/course_catalog - Courses: Coding for Designers & Responsive Web Design.
http://bridge2success.aacc.edu/ Bridge to Success offers free, open educational resources to prepare adults to successfully and confidently transition to a college environment, to pursue advanced qualifications, or to be successful in their chosen careers. Courses and Webshop include Overcoming Math Anxiety, Succeed with Math, & others.
Online classes on how to learn to code. Easy way to learn how to code. Interactive, and you can do it with your friends.
About - http://www.codecademy.com/about_us - Venture-backed. A better, more interactive way to learn programming by actually coding.
Tracks/Courses - http://www.codecademy.com/learn
To Sign Up - http://www.codecademy.com/register/sign_up
Connectivist MOOCs (cMOOCs)
http://www.connectivistmoocs.org/ - List of upcoming and in-progress connectivist MOOCs (massive open online courses).cMOOCs are not proscriptive, and participants set their own learning goals and type of engagement. They won’t necessarily walk away with a fixed and tested set of specific skills or competencies, or knowledge of a set body of content. Not easy to make money from.
Site lists student reviews of MOOCs
https://www.coursesites.com/webapps/Bb-sites-course-creation-BBLEARN/pages/mooccatalog.html - Blackboard's list of MOOCs. CourseSites by Blackboard, a free, hosted and scalable online learning platform. Explore list or start one of your own.
http://www.creativelive.com/ - creativeLIVE will help you grow your creative and entrepreneurial expertise. Learn from renowned professionals in photography, business, productivity, software development, design, film, video and more.
Deakin Univeristy, Australia
DeakinConnect is Deakin University’s open learning space. Their first open course is Humanitarian Responses to 21st Century Disasters. Earthquake, flood, fire, famine and conflict - we seem to be hearing more about these things everyday, and they affect many communities all around the world. Fortunately, there are many organisations made up of dedicated people who are trained and ready to assist communities affected by disasters. This course explores topics such as history and trends in humanitarian action, key issues in the humanitarian sector and the transition from disaster response to development.
http://educateme360.com/faqs/ - EducateMe360 is an Indian Trust that offers online learning to millions of people around the world. To do so, EducateMe360 is building an open-source online learning platform. EducateMe360 helps institutions extend their collective reach to build a global community of online students. Along with offering online courses, we undertake research on how students learn and how technology can transform learning both on-campus and online throughout the world. EducateMe360 will be available to anyone in the world with an internet connection or a phone and in general, there will not be an admissions process. EducateMe360 also provides content for offline consumption for people with low internet connectivity in India.
https://www.eduson.tv/ - Russian MOOC provider. Only 1/3 of the MOOCs offered are free; others range from $39-99 per course. Focus is on courses in finance/business and entrepreneurship by well-know practitioners in those fields. Two-thirds of the MOOCs offered are in English with the rest in Russian, Portuguese, and Chinese.
MOOCs initiative designed to provide students who are interested inlearning more about IT, an informal learning environment within an open forum. Technical education classes at no cost. The courses providetechnical skills achievement in fundamental areas around IP data networking, wireless technologies and security concepts – all key areas of recognized growth within the IT space. Unlike traditional MOOCs, the Enterasys MOOC is self-paced and students can attend the weekly scheduled module when it is best for them.
http://www.fxacademy.com/ - FX Academy is an independent online education program with a focus on Currency Exchange Trading and is suitable for new and experienced traders.
http://www.foodmoocs.com/ - Food MOOCs and Cooking MOOCs are aggregator sites for MOOCs related to the food industry. From Nutrition to Science & Cooking to Sustainable Agricultural Land Management MOOCs, etc.
Games Based Learning MOOC
http://www.gamesmooc.shivtr.com/ - Open course is designed for educators who want to learn more about games, simulations and game-like environments for education. It is designed for all levels of participation
http://www.giapschool.org/explorer - Vietnamese MOOCs online school (In Vietnamese)
Japan Massive Open Online Courses
Japan Open Online Education Promotion Council
http://www.jmooc.jp/en/about/ Council's Mission includes: To construct and administer a learning platform for enhanced use of MOOCs, and to promote research activities in establishing an innovative learning support technology for MOOCs-based education.
Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
University of Texas at Austin
http://open.journalismcourses.org/ - Open Journalism courses & MOOCs. MOOC in English, Data-Driven Journalism: The Basics. MOOC is taught by five experts in the field of data-driven journalism from both the academy and the profession: Amy Schmitz Weiss from San Diego State University, Lise Olsen from the Houston Chronicle, Derek Willis from The New York Times, Jeremy Bowers from NPR and Sisi Wei from ProPublica.
The Knight Center's MOOC program started in October 2012 with a course on data visualization with instructor Alberto Cairo, and a second edition was offered in January 2013. This spring, the Knight Center offered two MOOCs in Spanish: How to Improve Electoral Coverage, with Colombian journalist Maria Teresa Ronderos; and Introduction to Data Journalsim with Argentinean journalist Sandra Crucianelli.
http://www.language-exchanges.org/ - The Mixxer - a free educational website for language exchanges via Skype.
http://www.language-exchanges.org/node/106804 - MOOC de Español: Curso abierto para hablantes de inglés que deseen mejorar su español.
http://www.language-exchanges.org/node/106803 - English MOOC: Open Course for Spanish Speakers Learning English
LEARN LANGUAGES MOOCs:
http://spanishmooc.com/ - Start learning Spanish language for free MOOC byhttp://www.instreamia.com/
http://ltmooc.com/ - Language Teaching MOOC by http://www.instreamia.com/
Lebanon-based start-up offers original courses on a range of topics from social media to Lebanese cooking.
MICROSOFTMicrosoft Research INDIA
Microsoft Research India has rolled out a pilot project with Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) for a MOOC-like experiment blending online education with classroom learning. As part of its Massively Empowered Classroom project, Microsoft Research is offeringfree online certification on algorithm, design and analysis (ADA) for engineering students.
Two thousand students across 27 engineering colleges have enrolled for the semester-long program so far. "The recent excitement for MOOC is subtle and obvious. Technology has made students the center of learning as opposed to constrained by a classroom," said P Anandan, MD of Microsoft Research India.
The course offers video lectures, online quizzes and tests at the end of each topic. Top ten students will get an opportunity to intern at Microsoft Research besides getting a certification from them.
Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA)
Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) offers online Microsoft training delivered by experts to help technologists continually learn, with hundreds of courses, in 11 different languages. Mission is to help developers, knowledgeable IT professionals and advanced students learn the latest technology, build their skills, and advance their careers. MVA is free of charge, and the entire service is hosted on Windows Azure. MVA member so that you can earn points for your learning, achieve different levels of badges and status relative to others in your country or around the world, and get certificates when you complete an entire course. Your personal dashboard helps you track your progress against your personal learning plans.
http://www.mini-mooc.com/ - MOOC Sampler that offers participants free access to university-level courses. The three-week online experience will introduce them to segments of three six-week courses that are typically part of first-year study at US universities.Students in the MOOC Sampler will participate in segments of three social science courses, Strategies for College Learning and Goal Setting, Introduction to Psychology, and Introduction to Sociology. The most difficult challenge students face in obtaining a US university degree is not the cost or being accepted by an institution; it is surviving the academic requirements of the first year of study.
First course in select online degree programs will be converted into a free MOOC. Each MOOC will be the same course with the same academic content, taught by the same instructors, as currently offered degree programs at participating public universities. Students who successfully complete a MOOC2Degree course earn academic credits toward a degree, based upon criteria established by participating universities.
Initially, participating colleges include: Cleveland State University, Lamar University, University of Arkansas System, University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing, University of West Florida, Utah State University, etc.
MOOCdom - (NOTE: We were informed that MOOCdom was acquired by Edevate.us out of Atlanta in September 2013 for $200,000, and its site forwarded/re-launched as Edevate.us. Please check with new owners in regards to any online accounts/information you may have had with MOOCdom.)
MOOCDOM launching a free website that serves as a central registrar of its user’s educational experiences, qualifications and skills and provides employers with the ability to customize training programs for future and current employees as well as recruiting employees with defined skill sets. MOOCDOM allows employers to create a custom training Institute that prepares potential employees with the precise skills required to obtain skilled employment.
Credentials/Credit Opportunities - In association with Saint Charles’ College based in Atlanta, Georgia, a new non-profit online college will open for enrollment in September 2013. MOOCDOM allows users to transfer academic credits from multiple sources towards vocationally focused Certificates & Diplomas and Associate, Bachelors and Master’s Degrees. Users with significant work experience can apply for a formal assessment of prior learning and receive up to 25% of the credit required to earn a degree. Saint Charles’ College accepts transfer credits recognized by The American Council on Education (ACE) and charges only a nominal $50 degree documentation fee which is waived for military veterans and anyone unable to afford the payment.
Learn Moodle is the official Moodle website for delivering MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).
Designed and developed by Moodle HQ Sites Team, the website aims to facilitate learning and collaboration to inspire better teaching everywhere.
Learn Moodle uses an unmodified version of the latest Moodle version release, Moodle 2.5.1, with a custom Bootstrap-based theme. It is a running on a cluster of servers utiliising a variety of open source tools to provide scalable and fault-tolerant services. If a lot of people use the site, extra servers are automatically added to cope with the load, and when it's quiet fewer resources are used.
First MOOC, Teaching with Moodle: An Introduction, will start 1 September 2013 with a live launch at 15:00 UTC by Martin Dougiamas, Moodle founder & lead developer. It is a free course for teachers who would like to use (or anyone interested in) learning platforms to enhance teaching and learning in today's educational environment.
www.mymobileuni.net - A technology driven learning platform where users can access free online courses via mobile phones, tablets and computers.
www.myopencourses.com - Online courses by Indian Professors and Teachers in a variety of subjects.
Neodemia - French Language MOOCs
www.neodemia.com Neodemia est une plateforme proposant gratuitement des cours en ligne réunissant le monde de l'entreprise et le monde académique.
Open Classrooms - French Language MOOC Site
http://fr.openclassrooms.com/ - LES COURS LES PLUS OUVERTS DU WEB. 800 cours gratuits en ligne. Une communauté de 600 000 professeurs et étudiants.
Open Education Europa
MOOC search engine by the European Commission that enables users to filter by Language, and area of interest; including: Vocational Education and Training; Higher Education; Adult Learning, and others.
The main goal of the Open Education Europa portal is to offer access to all existing European Open Educational Resources in different languages in order to be able to present them to learners, teachers and researchers
Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU)https://p2pu.org/en/
About P2P - http://info.p2pu.org/about/ - Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) is a grassroots open education project that organizes learning outside of institutional walls and gives learners recognition for their achievements. P2PU creates a model for lifelong learning alongside traditional formal higher education. Leveraging the internet and educational materials openly available online, P2PU enables high-quality low-cost education opportunities. Learning for the people, by the people. About almost anything
To Register - https://p2pu.org/en/register/?next=/en/
Courses by P2P School:
P2P School of Webcraft - https://p2pu.org/en/schools/school-of-webcraft/
P2P School of Social Innovation - https://p2pu.org/en/schools/school-of-social-innovation/ P2P School of the Mathematical Future - https://p2pu.org/en/schools/school-of-the-mathematical-future/
P2P School of Education - https://p2pu.org/en/schools/school-of-ed-pilot/
SAP - Open SAP: MOOCs
https://open.sap.com/about/opensap - Keeping pace with the rapidly developing world of information technology is a need that SAP helps to fill with openSAP. openSAP is developed and provided by SAP in cooperation with the Hasso Plattner Institute.
Courses: https://open.sap.com/courses - Introduction to Mobile Development, and In-Memory Data Management 2013 (Run by openHPI)
Japanese-language MOOC provider
www.seniorversity.com - MOOCs for Seniors and Retirees. Aggregator site for best free MOOCs for seniors. From Health to Finance to Travel and other areas.
Skillacademyhttp://www.skillacademy.com/ - Skills-focused MOOC aggregator.
Spearhead EduOnline's Apnacourse
https://www.apnacourse.com/ - Free Certification Courses (MOOCs) with Optional Additional Paid services (ie, tutoring, etc).
TD Ameritrade Uhttps://www.tdameritradeu.com/dist/
Giving students the opportunity to put those theories into practice using a real-world trading platform takes learning to a whole new level. TD Ameritrade U is the only program that provides free access to paperMoney® virtual trading on the #1-ranked thinkorswim® platform
About - http://ed.ted.com/about - Ideas worth sharing. TED believes passionately that ideas have the power to change attitudes, lives, and ultimately, the world. This underlying philosophy is the driving force behind all of TED's endeavors, including the TED Conferences, TEDx, TEDBooks, the TEDFellows Program, and the TEDTranslations Project.
Ownership /Founder of Ted.com - http://www.ted.com/pages/42 - TED is owned by The Sapling Foundation, a private nonprofit foundation, a 501(c)3 organization under US tax code. It was established in 1996 by Chris Anderson, who was at that time a magazine publishing entrepreneur. The goal of the foundation is to foster the spread of great ideas. It aims to provide a platform for the world's smartest thinkers, greatest visionaries and most-inspiring teachers, so that millions of people can gain a better understanding of the biggest issues faced by the world, and a desire to help create a better future
TED-Ed was launched with the intention of supporting teachers and sparking the curiosity of learners around the world.
Ted-Ed Video Lessons by Subject - http://ed.ted.com/lessons
Ted-Ed Series - http://ed.ted.com/series
TED-Ed Best Flips - http://ed.ted.com/lessons/featured - Best flips are exceptional, user-created lessons.
Udemy provides access to both: Free and Paid courses in just about any area you can think of. From Arts to Business to Education, etc. Please check each course offering to determine whether it has free or paid enrollment.
In addition to the experts Udemy recruits to create courses, it also enables anyone to create their own course online.
Courses - http://www.udemy.com/courses/Education
Creating your own online course - http://www.udemy.com/teach
Udemy for Organizations/Corporations - http://organizations.udemy.com/?tc=blog - Enables Organizations and Corporations to create their own branded training library by sharing Udemy's collection of 6,000 premium & free courses or creating their own.
http://wideworlded.org/press-release-june-10-2013/ - Announced effort to provide global access & MOOCS to Canadian Online Education. Please visit their site for latest information.