The Current State Of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Technology is paving a new way for more students to connect with some of the best teachers on the planet. From Stanford to MIT to Harvard and beyond, there are massive open online courses sprouting up everywhere. It’s never been easier to take a course (or even get a whole darn degree) online.

But the newest move is toward MOOCs and it’s setting the edtech world aflame. In a good way. There are now news outlets and other organizations paying attention to what online strategy some schools are adopting and it’s increasing awareness of the hard work I know Edudemic readers do everyday. So what’s the current state of MOOCs (this infographic from Online Colleges should help) and, more importantly, does anyone else hate that acronym as much I do?

Click the snazzy infographic to enlarge, just FYI.


  1. Randy Schumacher

    September 12, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    I would like to take courses to learn Italian. I have a need to become more fluent in that language. What schools offer language courses, for free. Thank you. Randy

  2. varahi

    January 8, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Have you received any replies. I have the same question! Thank you.