Being a perfect opportunity for many people worldwide to enhance their educational level, obtain new knowledge and skills, online learning is gaining popularity every year. Publicly accessible through the web so-called MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are now considered the most widely used and free learning source. The majority of them are developed by the world’s leading universities (like Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania and others) and include a full access to video lectures, discussions and practical assignments.
Nowadays, a wide range of MOOCs in many disciplines is offered through a number of online resources.
Free online courses and learning resources
|Provider||Courses||Total number of learners exceeds||Certification||Head office|
|coursera.org||Yes||Yes||22 000 000||Verified Certificate||USA|
|edx.org||Yes||Yes||9 500 000||Verified CertificateXSeries certificate||USA|
|alison.com||Yes||No||8 000 000||Alison Certificate or Diploma||Ireland|
|futurelearn.com||Yes||No||5 200 000||Statement of ParticipationCertificate of Achievement||UK|
|openculture.com||Yes||No||2 000 000||No||USA|
|khanacademy.org||Yes||No||10 000 000||No||USA|