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Resources - Moocs and Spocs

  • Affordable Colleges Online

    Affordable Colleges Online helps students and identify colleges, degree programs, scholarship opportunities and more that fit their respective academic and financial wants and needs. Their main goal is to spread the importance of accreditation with many non-accredited institutions out there.

  • The Open University

    The Open University teaches through its own unique method of distance learning, called ‘supported open learning’. It has a network of more than 5,000 tutors, offering support to the students. The Open University partners with the BBC, other education institutions and employers worldwide to enhance the quality of student learning experience. It offers downloadable coursework in different categories like youth and children, languages, business, engineering and others.

  • Khan Academy

    Khan Academy is a non-profit educational website. Its mission is to provide "a free world-class education for anyone anywhere". For students, the site contains videos of micro lectures on a wide range of subjects in science and humanities. It provides tests and keeps track of their performance. Teachers (or even parents) can use the site as an online classroom and monitor the performance of their class. The site is a global classroom that allows all who wish to learn, at their own pace, anywhere, anytime.

  • Peer to Peer University

    Peer to Peer University (P2PU) is a nonprofit online open learning community which allows users to organize and participate in courses and study groups to learn about specific topics. P2PU offers some of the features of massive open online courses, but is focused on people sharing their knowledge on a topic or learning about a topic offered by another user with a DIY wiki-type mentality. Anyone can create a course as well as take one.

  • FutureLearn

    FutureLearn is a MOOC owned by the UK's Open University. It is the first UK-led massive open online course platform, and includes non-university partners such as the British Museum, the British Council and the British Library. It offers a diverse selection of free, high quality online courses from some of the world’s leading universities and other outstanding cultural institutions. Its aim is to connect learners from all over the globe with high quality educators, and with each other. Courses are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop.

  • Academic Earth

    Academic Earth is a website which offers free online video lectures from universities around the world. In addition to its comprehensive collection of free online college courses, Academic Earth features an ongoing series of original videos. These videos tap into its belief that a great deal of learning happens outside the classroom in those unstructured moments when provocative questions are raised, debated, and sometimes answered.

  • openlearning

    Students and teachers worldwide struggle to learn in an environment that focuses on delivering content with little room for community or creativity. openlearning's mission is to give students the freedom and the flexibility to form a community, express themselves creativity and discover themselves through education.

  • Alison

    ALISON (Advance Learning Interactive Systems ONline) is an e-learning provider. It is a 2.5 million-strong, global online learning community, filled with free, high-quality resources to help you develop essential, certified workplace skills. Its mission is to enable anyone, anywhere in the world, to learn and get certified new skills – at their own pace – using its free, interactive, multimedia.

  • iversity

    iversity.org is a MOOC provider that specialises in providing online courses and lectures in higher education. It works together with professors to provide each course. Courses are free and open for anyone to enrol and participate. Courses are mainly conducted in English or German, but also Russian and Italian. Its goals for 2014 are to have 1 million users and over 100 courses.

  • Udemy

    Udemy allows the building and hosting of online courses. Instructors create a course, upload video, Powerpoint presentations, PDF documents and audio files. They can engage and interact with students via online discussion boards. The courses may be paid or free. Those looking to improve their skills, get promoted, change careers, start a company or just pursue an interest can sign up for the courses. Instructors include authors, CEOs, subject experts and college professors. Udemy also provides training solutions to organizations.

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