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Higher Education MOOCs

Provider Directory

Below, alphabetically, you will find the list of MOOC providers worldwide.  

As you search through the providers listed below, and find a MOOC that is of interest to you and fits within your chosen MOOCs University Academic Pathway, you can search several MOOC search engines and student ratings sites for ratings that maybe available on your chosen MOOC(s).

The MOOCs search and student ratings sites include: 

Class-Central -
Coursetalk -
Grade my course -
MOOC Advisor -
Mooctivity -
MOOCs-list -  
Open Culture -
Open Education Europa -
Top Free Classes


Directory of MOOCS Providers Worldwide:

Carnegie Mellon University - Open Learning Initiative 

About - - Carnegie Mellon University's Open Learning Initiative - The Open Learning Initiative offers online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach. Our aim is to combine open, high-quality courses, continuous feedback, and research to improve learning and transform higher education 

Courses - - Course subjects include Argument Diagramming, BioChemistry, Chemistry, French, Engineering Statics, Logic, Media Programming, Biology, Probability, Statistics, Speech, Statistical Reasoning, and others. 

Frequently Asked Questions - 

To Sign Up -


 In 2013, announced partnership/union with EdX 

 Stanford Online's internal platform, designed to be an open platform for online learning and research.  The Class2Go platform is open-source, portable and interoperable. By designing Class2Go for both teaching and research, the team hopes to leverage data to improve the efficacy of the online and offline lessons.Class2Go’s early dedication to open-source is perhaps its biggest differentiator from other platforms. It is free of cost, and collaborators are also welcome to contribute to Class2Go’s code. 

 This fall, they are offering two free courses to the world with more in the making: 

Computer Networking with Nick McKeown & Philip Levis

Solar Cells, Fuel Cells, & Batteries with Bruce Clemens

COURSERA - A social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. 

Courses - - Courses from Stanford, Cal Tech, Duke University, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Illinois, Georgia Institute of Technology, John Hopkins University, Princeton, Rice University, University of California San Francisco, University of Edinburgh, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, University of Toronto, University of Virginia, and University of Washington to date.

Sign Up - - To enroll for Free 

EdX - EdX is a joint partnership between The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to offer online learning to millions of people around the world. EdX will offer Harvard and MIT classes online for free 

Courses/FAQs - - Frequently Asked Questions


Online Business School. First MOOC on: "Les clés du management interculturel en Europe", ENACO souhaite promouvoir la richesse et la diversité des cultures européennes auprès des publics francophones pour mieux vivre et travailler ensemble.

 French & English

Fort Hays State University Fort Hays State University is the fastest growing of the Kansas Board of Regents universities. It is located in Hays, Kansas, and is a state, tax-assisted institution. Social entrepreneurship is the use of innovation to find new ways to help people in need. Our course encourages students to identify a category of people about which they care and build a project to help them: THE HOMELESS,ABANDONED CHILDREN,FEEBLE ELDERLY,THE ADDICTED,TEENS CONSIDERING SUICIDE…Hundreds of other categories of people in need. This course provides a step-by-step guide for building your social entrepreneurship project.


FUN: France Universite Numerique 

France's National MOOC platform 


 Futurelearn is a private company, wholly owned by the UK's Open University. Futurelearn will bring together a range of free, open, online courses from leading UK Universities, in the same place and under the same brand. The Company will be able to draw on The Open University’s unparalleled expertise in delivering distance learning and in pioneering open education resources. These will enable Futurelearn to present a single, coherent entry point for students to the best of the UK’s online education content. 

 The partnership will include the Open University, King's College London, Bristol, Exeter, Warwick, East Anglia, Leeds, Lancaster, Southampton, Cardiff, Birmingham and St Andrews. Courses will be offered in 2013. - Initial MOOCs include: Introduction to Forensic Science, Muslims in Britain, Critical Listening for Music Studio Production, Inside Cancer, Discover Dentistry, Dental Photography in Practice, The MIND is Flat, The Secret Power of Brands, Web Science: How the Web is changing the world, and others. 


Instiute des Mines-Telecom

Télécom Bretagne, an Institut Mines-Télécom school, is launching its own online training platform in order to promote the mass dissemination of knowledge. First MOOC, on the theme of mobile networks. It is a course designed for:

•high-school students who want an insight into higher education in the field of network and telecoms

•higher education students starting a syllabus on networks

•technicians and engineers wishing to acquire basic knowledge about networks

•people of any age interested in the subject, whether they are scientists or otherwise 

INSTRUCTURE / Canvas Network / 

 Utah-based venture-backed learning platform company founded in 2008 that provides access to free and paid MOOCs thru their canvas network site  Courses listed included offerings from Brown University, UCF, Santa Clara University, the Utah University, Utah State University, Scottsdale Community College, Ball State University, etc.  Courses offered range from History to Game Design Concepts to Basic Math to Improving your Spanish Pronunciation, etc.

Iversity - From Germany.  Open Courses Education for everyone We make online learning interactive, scalable and social. - Tutorial. The Collaboration Network for Academia Organize courses, research groups and conferences – for free - Global MOOC Contest Will Award €250,000 in Prize Money. Stifterverband and iversity seek the ten best online courses

The contest is open to professors in Germany and the rest of the world. 

 The winning MOOCs will be available starting autumn 2013 on They are: 

• "Planning Change Projects - Sustainable Development through Social Entrepreneurship" (University of Kiel) 

• "Design 101" (Abadir Fine Arts Academy, Catania) 

• "DNA - From Structure to Therapy" (Jacobs University Bremen) 

• "Europe in the World: Law and Policy Aspects of the EU in Global Governance" (University of Passau, KU Leuven, European University Institute) 

• "International Agricultural Management" (University of Weihenstephan-Triesdorf) 

• "Mathematical Thinking and Working Methods in Geometry and Arithmetics" (University of Education Heidelberg) 

• "Monte Carlo Methods in Finance" (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) 

• "Sectio Chirurgica - Anatomy Interactive" (University of Tübingen) 

• "The Fascination of Crystals and Symmetry" (University of Hamburg) 

• "The Future of Storytelling" (FH Potsdam)  



MIRIADAx - SPAIN.  Founded by Universia ( and Telefonica Learning Services ( with involvement by Santander & other groups.   Working with 18+ Spanish and Latin America Universities.(

Courses - - Spanish & English


MITx - MITx will offer a portfolio of MIT courses for free to a virtual community of learners around the world. It will also enhance the educational experience of its on-campus students, offering them online tools that supplement and enrich their classroom and laboratory experiences. 

Courses - - 6.002x (Circuits and Electronics) is designed to serve as a first course in an undergraduate electrical engineering (EE), or electrical engineering and computer science (EECS) curriculum. At MIT, 6.002 is in the core of department subjects required for all undergraduates in EECS

Check out Course as Guest - - Free and open opportunity to review what the course looks like and covers prior to enrolling. If you successfully complete the course, you will receive an electronic certificate of accomplishment from MITx. This certificate will indicate that you earned it from MITx’s pilot course. In this prototype version, MITx will not require that you be tested in a testing center or otherwise have your identity certified in order to receive this certificate. 

Google is teaming up with EdX, an open-source online education nonprofit started by Harvard and MIT, to create a new site that EdX’s president compared to a “YouTube for MOOCs". Google will also become a partner in developing the Open EdX platform, and is expected to roll Course Builder into


 Ecole Polytechnicque Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) - Center for Digital Education - The center aims to foster the adoption of MOOCs both within EPFL and by partners of EPFL. The center missions are to produce MOOCs for EPFL and its partners, and to operate MOOC-based educational programs. - List of MOOCs 


MOOCs University - Initial courses, programs and services in 2016. 



Marginal Revolution University 

 A free and expanding MOOCs resource for learning Economics.  Created by two  economics professors at George Mason University. 

Courses include:

 The Eurozone Crisis<>

 Economics of the Media<>

 The American Housing Finance System<>

 Mexico's Economy: Current Prospects and History<>

 Development Economics - Why are some countries Rick and others Poor? - 

 To register:

NationsUniversity!standing/c1u7y - NationsUniversity® is "a school without walls" that provides high-quality Christian education for people in every nation at little or no cost to students who can’t afford to pay. NationsUniversity® has been incorporated in the state of Louisiana as a degree-granting educational institution. For the past three years, NationsUniversity has concentrated efforts to prepare the institution for an accreditation bid, but has not yet announced that they have achieved official accreditation. For more accreditation information, please contact the school directly thru their website. - School offers several non-credit Open Online Courses in several languages on their site. Courses include: A Search for the Spiritual, The Church By Decade, A Synopsis of Islam, and others. Languages include: Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, Portuguese, Spanish & English.

North Carolina State University - MOOC on Digital ASICs (Application Specific Integrated Circuits), which are at the core of ALL modern Information Technology. open online course that teaches you how to design a digital ASIC (standard cell or FPGA) using the Verilog Hardware Description Language

NOVOED - New Name for Venture Labs - More MOOCs from Stanford. Courses from "Crash Course in Creativity" to "Mobile Health without Borders" to "Technology Entrepreneurship" to "Sustainable Design & Product Management" and others. 


Open Educational Resources University 

OERu will allow students to study courses from 31 institutions around the world for free online is to launch this week – and is billed as a more attractive option than massive open online courses. Students who complete an Open Educational Resources University course will be able to pay a fee to have their work assessed for academic credit, which would then be recognised by all the universities participating in the OERu. In theory, the students could approach any of the partner institutions with evidence of the credits they have amassed and apply for degrees. Once the university assessors are satisfied that the applicants can demonstrate the learning outcomes associated with its programs, they would become eligible for graduation. Open Educational Resources Foundation, the New Zealand-based organization is coordinating the development of OERu. University of Southern Queensland has said that the cost to OERu users wishing to gain academic credit for a module on international relations would be approximately A$200 (£120). 

OpenCourseWorld - Provider working with German Universities & Corporations.  Offerings to date limited to Business Process Management; How to create a Windows 8 App; Learn How To Lead; IT, etc.  German & English.



Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) MOOCs. Courses match the high-quality curriculum at HPI, Germany’s highest ranked computer science institute. On the basis of instructional videos, interactive self-tests and practical exercises, participants receive in-depth knowledge on multi-faceted topics in IT technology. Courses are open: that means participation is free and there are no prerequisites of any kind. - Part of their courses address a general audience and introduce the foundations of information technology, e.g., the design and structure of the Internet and the World Wide Web, the structure and operation of database systems or security in information technology.   Other courses are geared towards ICT professionals who wish to keep up with the very latest innovations in computer science research, e.g., In-Memory Data Management, the Semantic Web, or Multicore and Cloud Computing.   

Courses are conducted in German and English. 


OpenLearn - OpenLearn gives you free access to learning materials from The Open University.  Over 8000 study hours of learning materials from Open University courses. The website continues to grow with new course materials being published regularly in our OpenLearn 'Try' section.  And that's not all. In 2010 we merged OpenLearn with, the Open University website that has supported our BBC broadcasts since 1999. So now OpenLearn gives access to topical and interactive content, from expert blogs, to videos and games. This 'open media' often links to our BBC television and radio programmes.

OPENLEARNING - Upfront, site visitors have a choice to "Start Teaching" or "Start Learning".  Site markets itself as a place for people to teach and/or learn online.  You can create a public or private online course, or take free open courses.  Online students are also able to improve courses as they take these.  Site was founded in Sydney Australia by University of New South Wales senior lecturer. - Courses offered in Sports, Computing, Education, Business, and other areas. - To create a course.



Australian MOOC provider. Free courses with opportunity for certificate of achievement. Universities include:  Central Instiitute of Technology, Curtin University, Griffith University, RMIT University, Mcquarie University, MGSM, ICMS, Polytechnic West, Tafesa, Tafe - Sydney Institute, Enterprise Architects, Gowrie Victoria, Open2Study, etc.


OpenUpEd -The European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU), that mostly involves open universities from France, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, UK, Russia, Turkey and Israel, launched pan-European university MOOCs -Courses: Courses range from mathematics to economics, e-skills to e-commerce, climate change to cultural heritage, corporate social responsibility to the modern Middle East, and language learning to writing fiction. Each partner is offering courses via its own learning platform and at least in its home language. The current choice is from the 11 languages of the partners, plus Arabic.  

 All courses may lead to recognition: a completion certificate, a so-called badge, or a credit certificate that may count towards a degree. In the latter case, you have to pay for the certificate, with the cost ranging from € 25 to € 400, depending on the course size (the hours of study involved) and institution


Phoenix College

Flagship Community College of the Maricopa Community Colleges District - Established in 1920, Phoenix College is the flagship of the Maricopa Community Colleges, a district that ranks as one of the nation’s largest community college systems and the single largest provider of higher education and career training in Arizona. - The following two developmental math courses are being offered: Arithmetic /Pre-Algebra and Introductory Algebra. These courses are for Anyone wanting to review the math skills needed to be successful in college level mathematics. High school students preparing to enter college, Incoming students wanting to review their math skills before taking the math placement test 


Stanford University - Stanford Engineering Everywhere - For the first time in its history, Stanford is offering some of its most popular engineering classes free of charge to students and educators around the world. Stanford Engineering Everywhere (SEE) expands the Stanford experience to students and educators online. A computer and an Internet connection are all you need. View lecture videos, access reading lists and other course handouts, take quizzes and tests, and communicate with other SEE students, all at your convenience. - SEE programming includes one of Stanford’s most popular engineering sequences: the three-course Introduction to Computer Science taken by the majority of Stanford undergraduates, and seven more advanced courses in artificial intelligence and electrical engineering 

Salford Business School 

 University of Salford Manchester -"Search and Social Media Marketing for International Business" pilot MOOC helps you to develop your individual as well as professional online profile, with a view to enhancing international trade prospects. Individuals will benefit by having a better-informed digital online profile for career development. Businesses will learn how to develop a more robust online presence and engage with international audiences to enhance international trade prospects. The MOOC comprises of twelve videos which will contain theoretical background from academic staff, as well as industry insights from key professional speakers. Each video is accompanied by activities, which will help you to put your newfound knowledge into practice.

Sunstone Business School

India.  Sunstone Business School Open Courses is India’s first Open Courses in management. - General info about the school, and its management.

Tsinghua University 

Local Chinese MOOCs Platform of Tsinghua University.  Site offering MOOCs from Tsinghua, Peking and MIT.  This site may be a pilot test or beginning of a Chinese countrywide MOOC platform similar in design to what France has done. 


Courses - - Courses by world renowned professors and divided into Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced levels.   Subject areas include statistics, physics, computer science, artificial intelligence, software testing, programming languages, cryptology, and others.    

Certificate - - You will soon be able to finish the courses at any time and get a certificate, Udacity will make an announcement when this is available.  Optionally certify your skills online or in one of our 4,500 testing centers, for a fee. 

FAQs - - Frequently Asked Questions


Australia’s first provider of open online subjects that can be credited towards a university degree. uneOpen is an initiative of the University of New England (UNE), Australia’s leading distance education provider, and represents an opportunity for students to take an alternative pathway towards completing a university degree.  

Examinations & Formal Accreditation - If you wish to gain formal accreditation for your study, you can choose to undertake a challenge examination within set examination periods for each trimester for $495. Exams will be held by the University of New England at a number of official Exam Centres across Australia and are subject to UNE’s examination procedures. - Progressing to UNE Degrees.Any subjects you complete through uneOpen can be recognized for credit into a range of degrees at the University of New England. Each subject from uneOpen is equivalent to a unit at the University of New England. There are currently a number of formal pathways from uneOpen which lead to degrees including the Bachelor of Criminology, Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts (Sociology), or the Master of Business at UNE  

UniMOOC - Spanish language MOOC for Entrepeneurs by a group that includes International Institute of Economics at the University of Alicantes and others. - UniMOOC Æmprende es un proyecto colaborativo (ver Comisión UNIMOOC) impulsado originariamente desde el Instituto de Economía Internacional de la Universidad de Alicante con participación de las siguientes organizaciones y empresas: Santander Universidades, Google, Conferencia de Rectores de Universidades Españolas, Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo, Red Emprendia, Orbyt, Escuela de Organización Industrial, UNED-Csev, Universia, Fundación de la Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes, UNIA, Universidad de Murcia, Universidad de Cantabria, CISE, Universidad de Alicante y CertiUNI

Universidade Aberta - iMOOC - MOOC offerings from Portuguese Open University. Update: iMOOC has joined OpenUpEd (information on OpenUpEd initiative included separately in this directory) 

Universidad Politecnica de Madrid - Crypt4you es un nuevo formato de enseñanza en seguridad de la información, masiva, online y gratuita. Primer MOOC Massive Open Online Course en español que nace el 15 de marzo de 2012 dentro la Red Temática de Criptografía y Seguridad de la Información Criptored, en la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, España. Cada nuevo curso estará compuesto por un conjunto de lecciones que se publicarán en el sitio Web del proyecto, siendo sus autores investigadores y profesores miembros de esta red temática o destacados expertos invitados. Con más de 165.000 accesos, el objetivo de Crypt4you es convertirse en el Aula Virtual de referencia en seguridad de la información en lengua hispana

University of Amsterdam - Launched first MOOC on Introduction to Communication Science and others/sessions to come in the future.

University of California - Irvine:  OpenCourseware 

Courses - - Categories include arts, business management, education, engineering, health sciences, humanities, information & computer sciences, law, physical sciences, social ecology, social sciences and others. Courses have a button entitled "Available for Credit?" to check if the option to take the course for credit is available. 

Multilingual offerings - Some of the Business and Management courses were shown to be offered in Spanish and Portuguese  

University of the People 

World's frist tuition-free university.  The university brings tuition-free undergraduate degree programs to qualified high school graduates around the world. UoPeople offers Associates and Bachelors degree programs in Business Administration and Computer Science.  The university enjoys the support of academic leadership from top universities and has accepted more than 1500 students from over 130 countries to date. 

Courses/Programs - 

To Apply (Not taking any new applications until Sept) - 


University of Western Australia - Offering MOOCs in Introduction to Databases, and Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges. 

UNx - Comunidad iberoamericana de emprendimiento digital  que ofrece un entorno de colaboración y aprendizaje enteramente abierto. - Cursos -unX inicia su andadura de la mano de instituciones de reconocido prestigio como el Instituto Tecnológico de Massachusetts – MIT, la Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia – UNED, Telefónica, Banco de Santander y Universia y el Centro Superior para la EnseñanzaVirtual - CSEV 


Brazilian MOOCs/Video provider. Portuguese and/or Spanish subtitles added to US courses. Offered one of the first Latin American-based MOOC from the University of Sao Paolo.

Yale Open Courses - Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn. - List of Courses offered. Each course includes a full set of class lectures produced in high-quality video accompanied by such other course materials as syllabi, suggested readings, exams, and problem sets. The lectures are available as downloadable videos, and an audio-only version is also offered. In addition, searchable transcripts of each lecture are provided.


Verified Certificate MOOCs

by MOOC provider:




Futurelearn:  - What happens when I complete a course?  As proof of your achievement, everyone who takes part in a course has an on-screen record of learning that they can share. And, in the next few months, we’ll be piloting paid-for physical certificates, and real world exams at local test centers.

MOOCs University Student Resources

Online Resources, Information, and Links to help you Research, Evaluate, Select, and Complete your MOOCs.