The MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) is a new trend of distance education. A definition is on the webpage of Professor Sergio Luján Mora, the University of Alicante.
A list of MOOCs resources is below.
alltheMOOCs is a course search engine
Canvas Network provides over 70 courses including self-paced and MOOCs.
Class Central is a comprehensive list of over 1,500 courses given by main MOOC providers.
CourseBuffet helps people to find and organise free college courses from over 17 platforms and 200+ universities.
Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organisations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.
CourseTalk – reviews, compare and discover free online courses.
EDUCAUSE MOOCs is a MOOCs resource provided by EDUCAUSE Library.
EdX offers interactive online classes and MOOCs from the world’s best universities, colleges and organizations. Online courses from MITx, HarvardX, BerkeleyX, UTx and many other universities.
European Multiple MOOC Aggregator (EMMA) aims to showcase excellence in innovative teaching methodologies and learning approaches through the large-scale piloting of MOOCs on different subjects and in different languages.
Free Stuff – view online, without charge, webinars, seminars, and lectures presented by Stanford faculty, industry experts, and senior researchers.
FutureLearn offers a diverse selection of free online courses from the best UK and international universities, as well as institutions.
iversity – is the European platform for online learning that enables universities to share a broad range courses.
JMOOC – Japan MOOCs
MOOC List helps you to find free online courses (MOOCs) offered by the best universities around the world.
MOOC2Degree has collaborated with public universities to offer credit-bearing MOOCs as a first step and a free start toward earning a degree.
Mooctivity is a MOOC search engine and a social network of learning courses online.
MOOCs Directory provides a simple central directory of existing free Massive Open Online Courses available in K-12, Higher Education and Other areas of learning.
MOOCs University partners with accredited higher education institutions worldwide to create “MOOCs to Academic Certification and Degree” pathways opportunities for the serious MOOC learner.
My Education Path offers an online courses directory in different languages.
Open Culture – 1100 free online courses from the world’s leading universities including Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more.
Open Education – free online courses provided by Blackboard’s global community of clients.
Open2Study is backed by Open Universities Australia (OUA), an Australian leader in accredited online education.
OpenupEd is, worldwide, one of the largest MOOC providers for higher education.
More resources see Best Online College Resources on Open Courseware & MOOCs provided by Top5OnlineColleges.org
A list of reviews and articles about the use of MOOCs is below.
MOOC News and Reviews is an online publication devoted to thoughtful critique of individual MOOC courses and to discussion of the evolving MOOC landscape.
MOOCs and Open Education: Implications for Higher Education, written by Li Yuan and Stephen Powell, JISC CETIS. March 2013.
The International Council for Open and Distance Education is the leading global membership organisation for open, distance, flexible and online education.
The MOOC Newsletter, produced by Stephen Downes.
What You Need to Know About MOOCs produced by the Chronicle of Higher Education.