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France-based MOOC Platform offering Online, Free and Open Courses

General Information

Best for
Higher Education Students, Professionals, General Interest
Arts, Humanities, Technology, Science, Business, Languages, Sport
Type of learning
Academic & skill-based
Course type
Video, practice tests and quizzes and/or a final peer-graded assessment
French, English, German
Statement of Participation, Verified Certificate
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Launched by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research in October 2013, FUN-MOOC's mission is to raise awareness of the work of French universities and institutions and make them publicly accessible on an international scale. To date, the MOOC platform has partnered with over 100 higher ed institutions, both in France and globally, and currently offers over 330 free open online courses across a broad range of subjects, including technology, science, humanities, languages and more.

The courses run on a scheduled session-based format and are free and open to anyone wishing to enrol. With the exception of a handful of courses that are run in English or German, the majority of courses are in French. However, many courses have subtitles in French or English. Enrolled students can use the course discussion forums to interact with peers and, in some cases, with instructors. Courses may have practice tests and quizzes and/or a final peer-graded assessment. Most courses offer a free Statement of Participation issued by FUN-MOOC on successful completion of the course. These are not ID-verified and do not grant credit. Some courses will also offer a proctored exam and a verified Certificate of Achievement issued by the provider institution. These certificates cost approximately €60 and, in some cases, grant ECTS credit.

Tool & Features
  • 330+ free open online courses
  • 40 subject areas
  • 100+ university providers
  • Short video lectures, interactive quizzes, peer graded assessments
  • Discussion forums
  • Learning Dashboard
  • Statements of Achievement
  • Proctored exams on some courses
  • ID-verified Certificates on some courses
  • ECTS credit on some courses

Course Info

Course Cost
Free Courses
Skill Type
  1. Academic
  2. Business Skills
  3. Technical Skills
  4. Language Skills
Course Type
  1. MOOCs
Course Format
  1. Scheduled
Course Language
  1. English
  2. French
  3. German
  1. Free Course Certificates
  2. ID Verified Certificates (Paid)
  3. University Credits

Latest reviews

Number of courses
4.00 star(s)
Partner Institutions
5.00 star(s)
Course format
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Social tools & features
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Interface usability
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Pros: Large collection of free open courses
High quality partner institutions
Wide range of topic areas
Good user interface and site navigation
Cons: Limited number of course sessions
No access to course content on archived courses
FUN-MOOC is a high quality resource providing access to higher educational content online. Although primarily catering for French speakers, the platform also provides subtitles and some courses in English and German. Hopefully FUN-MOOC will soon run more course sessions.


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