A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is a new form of online courses aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web.
Usually the MOOCS have assignments and evaluations. Most MOOCs have quizzes along the way and exams at the end. Some organizations and universities offer certificates at the completion of a course. The duration of those courses last usually between 4 and 12 weeks.
The following are some organization and universities offering MOOC courses:
– Coursera is an education platform that partners with many universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for free. Most of the courses are in English but you can also find courses in French and other languages. Some classes can be taken at your own pace, while most are four to 10 weeks long with up to two hours of video lectures per week. Topics are diversified such as Information Technology, Sociology, Biology, Arts.
–edX offers interactive online classes from the world’s best universities such as MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and many other universities. Topics include biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, finance, electronics, engineering, food and nutrition, history, humanities, law, literature, math, medicine, music, philosophy, physics, science, statistics and more.
– Udemy offers more than 18,000 free and paid courses in everything from programming to yoga to photography. Prices are typically less than $100 and are determined by the course instructor.
– Stanford Online courses offered by Stanford university. Topics are also diverse including entrepreneurship, management, Medicine, Engineering, Computer Science.