MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course. It's an educational course which is delivered online and is open to anyone wishing to enrol. MOOCs are often delivered by renowned professors from famous universities and typically run over a 4 to 6 week period. They usually feature a blend of video content, quizzes, discussion boards, downloadable readings, and peer-to-peer assessment of learning. The goal of MOOCs is to reach a much larger audience than traditional courses can accommodate. MOOC platforms usually give learners an option to "audit" their courses free of charge or, for a fee, learners can gain a Certificate of Completion. In some cases, courses may only be accessible for a fee, although this remains considerably less than the cost of traditional campus courses.

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Length: 3 weeks | Effort: 3 hours/week | Institution: University of Southampton

Platform: FutureLearn

Nº Courses: 3 | Length: 20 weeks | Effort: 3 hours/week | Institution: The Open University and CMI

Platform: FutureLearn

Nº Courses: 7 | Length: 6-12 weeks per course | Effort: 8-10 hours per week, per course | Institution: Australian National University

Platform: edX

Length: 6 weeks | Effort: 8-10 hours/week | Institution: Australian National University

Platform: edX 

Length: 12 weeks | Effort: 8-10 hours/week | Institution: Australian National University

Platform: edX 

Length: 6 weeks | Effort: 8-10 hours/week | Institution: Australian National University

Platform: edX 

Length: 20-40 hours | Institution: Delft University of Technology

Platform: edX 

Length: 6 weeks | Effort: 4-6 hours/week | Institution: Université Catholique de Louvain

Platform: edX 

Nº Courses: 7 | Length: 30 weeks | Effort:  6-8 hours/week | Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Platform: Coursera

Nº Courses: 4 | Length: 16 weeks | Effort: 2-5 hours/week | Institution: ESSEC Business School

Platform: Coursera