MOOC Platform Comparison Table

Compare MOOC Platforms around the world

57 MOOC Platforms | 23 Countries | 17,000+ Courses | 100 million+ Users

Compare MOOC offerings from around the world based on location, language, course type, subjects and much more.


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PlatformLocationLaunchedNº UsersNº CoursesFree CoursesPaid CoursesSubjectsCertificatesPathwaysCreditDegreeCourse TypeLanguage
Open2StudyAustralia2013Unknown45+YesNoVariedNon-Verified (Free)NoNoYesScheduled English
OpenLearningAustralia2012900,000+4,300+YesYesVariedVerified (Free & Paid)YesCPDNoScheduled & On-Demand English, Malay
Chinese MOOCSChina2015Unknown80+YesNoVariedNon-Verified (Free)NoNoNoScheduled Chinese
CNMOOCChina2014Unknown600+YesNoVariedVerified (Free)NoCollegeNoScheduled & On-DemandChinese, English
University of China MOOCChina2014Unknown1,000+YesNoVariedVerified (Free)NoNoNoScheduledChinese
XuetangXChina20137,000,000+1,000+YesYesVariedNon-Verified (free) & ID-Verified (Paid) Micro-DegreeCollegeYesScheduled & On-DemandChinese
ZhihuishuChina201210,000,000+50+YesYesVariedVerified (Free)NoCollegeNoScheduledChinese
NadrusDubai2015100,000+150YesYesProfessional skillsNon-Verified (Free) NoNoNoOn-DemandArabic
EMMAEurope2014Unknown50+YesNoVariedNon-Verified (Free)NoNoNoScheduled & On-DemandMultiple European
OpenUpEdEurope2013Unknown190+YesNoVariedNon-Verified (Free)NoECTSNoScheduled & On-DemandMultiple European
FUN-MOOCFrance20131,000,000+330+YesNoVariedNon-Verified (Free) & Verified (Paid)NoECTSNoScheduledFrench, English, German
OpenClassroomsFrance20122,500,000+100+YesYesICTNon-Verified (Paid)YesCPDYesOn-DemandFrench, English, Spanish
IonisXFrance2013Unknown200+YesYesICTNon-Verified (Free) YesYesYes On-DemandFrench
IversityGermany2013750,000+50+YesYesVariedID-Verified (Paid)TracksECTSNoScheduled & On-DemandEnglish, German
OpenHPIGermany2012Unknown40+YesNoICTNon-Verified (Free)NoNoNoScheduled & On-DemandEnglish, German
OpenSAPGermany2013Unknown130+YesNoICTNon-Verified (Free)NoNoNoScheduled & On-DemandEnglish, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Bulgarian
Open Course WorldGermany2013Unknown15+YesNoBusiness, Education, ITVerified (Paid) NoNoNo On-DemandGerman, English
NPTELIndia2014Unknown160+YesNoVariedCertification Exam (paid)NoNoNo Scheduled & On-DemandEnglish
SWAYAMIndia2016Unknown750+YesNoVariedNon-Verified (Paid)NoCollegeNoScheduled & On-DemandEnglish, Hindi
IndonesiaXIndonesia2015Unknown25+YesNoVariedNon-Verified (Paid)NoCPD PointsNoScheduledIndonesian
EduOpenItaly201628,500+120+YesNoVariedNon-Verified (free) & ID-Verified (Paid)YesECTSNoScheduled & On-DemandItalian
Federica.euItaly20155,000,000+75+YesNoVariedCertification Exam (paid)NoNoNoScheduledItalian
Polimi OPEN KNOWLEDGE Italy2014Unknown27YesYesVariedNon-Verified (Free)NoNoNoScheduledItalian, English
FisdomJapan2016Unknown20+YesNoICTNon-Verified (Free)NoNoNoScheduled & On-DemandJapanese
GaccoJapan2014350,000+20+YesYesVariedNon-Verified (Free)NoNoNoScheduledJapanese
OpenLearningJapan2014Unknown30+YesNoVariedNon-Verified (Free)NoNoNoScheduledJapanese, English
EdraakJordan20141,200,000+70+YesNoVariedNon-Verified (Free)NoCollegeNoScheduled & On-DemandArabic
K-MOOCKorea201560,000+550+YesNoVariedVerified (Free))NoCollegeNoScheduledKorean, English
MéxicoXMexico20151,000,000+100+YesNoVariedNon-Verified (Free & Paid)NoNoNoScheduledSpanish
Campus Virtual Romero Peru2013110,000+30+YesYesBusinessNon-Verified (Paid)YesNoNoOn-DemandSpanish
Open EducationRussia2015460,000+230+YesNoVariedNon-Verified (free) & ID-Verified (Paid)NoCollegeNoScheduledRussian
Rwaq Saudi Arabia2013600,000+200+YesNoVariedNon-Verified (free)NoNoNoScheduledArabic
Miríada XSpain20134,000,000+690+YesNoVariedNon-Verified (Free & Paid)NoNoNoScheduledSpanish, Portuguese
E-MOOCSpain20122,200+11YesYesEntrepreneurship Non-Verified (Free & Paid)YesNoNoOn-DemandSpanish
Athlete Learning Gateway Switzerland201514,000+27YesNoSportsNon-Verified (Free)NoNoNoOn-DemandEnglish
EwantTaiwan201320,000+600+YesNoVariedNon-Verified (Free) + Certification Exam (Paid)Micro-ProgramCollegeNoScheduledChinese
Open EducationTaiwan2015Unknown250+YesNoVariedNon-Verified (Free)YesCollegeNoScheduled & On-DemandChinese
ThaiMOOCThailand2017Unknown60+YesNoVariedNon-Verified (Free)NoCollegeNoScheduledThai
FuturelearnUnited Kingdom20126,500,000+400+YesYesVariedNon-Verified & ID-Verified (Paid)ProgramsCollegeYesScheduledEnglish
PrometheusUkraine2014250,000+75+YesNoVariedID-VerifiedYesNoNoScheduled & On-DemandUkrainian
Canvas NetworkUnited States2012Unknown200+YesNoVariedNon-Verified (Free)NoNoNoScheduled & On-DemandMostly English
Cognitive ClassUnited States2011700,000+50+YesNoBig DataNon-Verified & Verified Badges (Free)YesNoNoOn-DemandEnglish, Japanese, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Mandarin
CourseraUnited States201225,000,000+2,000+YesYesVariedID-Verified (Paid)SpecializationsCollegeYesOn-DemandMultiple
EdXUnited States201214,000,000+950+YesYesVariedID-Verified (Paid)Xseries, Professional Certificate Programs, MicroMastersCollegeYesScheduled & On-DemandMostly English
JanuxUnited States2013Unknown20+YesYesVariedNoNoCollegeNoScheduled & On-DemandEnglish
KadenzeUnited States2013Unknown90+YesYesCreative ArtsNon-Verified (Free) & ID-Verified (Paid)ProgramsCollegeNoScheduled & On-DemandEnglish
MRUniversityUnited States2012Unknown15+YesNoEconomicsNon-Verified (Free)NoNoNoOn-DemandEnglish, Spanish
Saylor AcademyUnited States2008Unknown100+YesNoVariedNon-Verified (Free)DiplomasCollegeYesOn-DemandEnglish
Stanford LagunitaUnited States2013Unknown60+YesNoVariedNon-Verified (Free)NoNoNoScheduled & On-DemandEnglish
UdacityUnited States20124,000,000+200+YesYesTechnologyID-Verified (Paid)NanodegreesNoYesOn-DemandEnglish
World Science UUnited States2014Unknown20+YesNoScienceNon-Verified (Free)NoNoNoOn-DemandEnglish
Open Education by Blackboard United States2013Unknown400+YesNoVariedNoNoNoNoScheduled & On-Demand Multiple
MOOC-EdUnited States2014Unknown11YesYesEducationBadges (Free) Micro-CredentialsCEUNoScheduledEnglish
Complexity ExplorerUnited States2013Unknown11YesYesComplexity scienceNon-Verified (Free)NoNoNoScheduledEnglish
Acumen+United States2013300,000+31YesYesSocial ChangeNoNoNoNoScheduled & On-DemandEnglish
JournalismCoursesUnited States2012115,000+9YesYesJournalismNon-Verified (Paid)NoNoNoScheduled English, Spanish, Portuguese
MongoDB UniversityUnited States2013500,000+15+YesNoSoftware DevelopmentNon-Verified (Free)NoNoNoScheduledEnglish

Glossary

  • Free Courses - Free access to all course content including tests & assignments where applicable
  • Paid Courses - Users are required to pay a fee to access all or some of the course content
  • Verified Certificates - E-Certificates with a URL allowing employers or institutions to verify the authenticity of the certificate
  • ID-Verified Certificates - Course certificates issued where the graduate's identity has been verified for tests & assignments
  • Pathways - Series of related courses designed for more in-depth learning
  • Credit - Some MOOC platforms offer either transferable college credit or CPD points on some of their courses. Check the individual course pages for more information
  • Degree - Some platforms offer MOOC-based degrees. Typically, these are based on a "pay as you go model" and are a fraction of the cost of a traditional degree. An application process as well as minimum requirements may be necessary
  • Scheduled - A scheduled course typically has a start and an end date, with deadlines
  • On-Demand - An on-demand course can be taken at any time without any deadlines
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