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To MOOC or Not to MOOC by Sarah Porter

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The MOOCosphere

Abstract

This chapter describes the current “MOOCosphere”, the international picture for Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) provision, which includes the three main MOOC platforms, Coursera, EdX, and Udacity, their history, focus, and current status. Some of the main MOOC platforms in Europe, in particular the UK MOOC platform, FutureLearn, are looked at and there is a focus on some of the other MOOC platforms that are available and their potential importance in the corporate world.

Keywords

Corporate MOOCs; Coursera; EdX and Udacity; FutureLearn; MOOCosphere; MOOCs

Introduction

Within 2 years, the market of key Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) players has developed and achieved worldwide recognition. The current main MOOC providers ...

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