Who are the big MOOC players?

Well-known MOOC providers include corporate entities and consortia that involve university partners. Notable examples of this style of provider (Hollands & Tirthali, 2014) are:

  • UK: FutureLearn
  • USA: Coursera, edX, Udacity

Other prominent providers (Hollands & Tirthali, 2014), including more recent entities, are:

  • Australia: Open2Study and various university-created MOOCs
  • Brazil: Unopar (operated by Kroton, a for-profit company)
  • China: XuetangX
  • Germany: iversity
  • India: Swayam
  • Japan: jMOOC, from the Open University of Japan
  • Malaysian universities (https://www.openlearning.com/malaysiamoocs)
  • New Zealand universities


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