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MOOC Platform Comparison Table - 2017

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Please note that whereas in some cases the course content may be free to access, obtaining a certificate or credit often incurs a cost. See our Guide to MOOC Certificates for more details.

See 2017 League Table


Rank 2017MOOC PlatformUsersNº CoursesFree CoursesPaid CoursesSubjectsCertificatesPathwaysCollege CreditDegreeCourse TypeType of LearningCourse LanguageOverall Rating
1Coursera23,000,0001,800+YesYesVariedVerifiedSpecializationsYesYesAcademic, ProfessionalOn-demandMultiple4.90
1EdX10,000,000950+YesYesVariedVerifiedXseriesYesYesAcademic, ProfessionalScheduled, On-demandMostly English4.90
2FutureLearn5,300,000450+YesNoVariedNon-verifiedProgramsYesYesAcademic, ProfessionalScheduledEnglish4.38
3Udacity4,000,000160+YesYesTechnologyVerifiedNanodegreesNoYesProfessional On-demandEnglish4.10
4Saylor AcademyUnknown100+YesNoVariedNon-verifiedDiplomasYesYesAcademicOn-demandEnglish4.03
5iversity750,00045+YesYesVariedVerifiedTracksECTSNoAcademic, ProfessionalScheduled, On-demandEnglish, German3.75
6Big Data University400,00050+YesNoData ScienceBadgesYesNoNoProfessionalOn-demandMultiple2.83
7Open2Study500,00070+YesNoVariedNon-verifiedNoNoYesAcademic, ProfessionalScheduledEnglish2.68
8NovoEdUnknown35+YesYesBusinessNon-verifiedNoNoNoAcademic, ProfessionalScheduledEnglish2.23
9JanuxUnknown20+YesYesVariedNoneNoYesNoAcademicScheduledEnglish1.85
10Canvas NetworkUnknown200+YesNoVariedProvider dependentNoNoNoAcademicScheduled, On-demandEnglish1.53


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