MOOCs University profiles : Coursera, edX, Futurelearn, iversity, OpenEd and Udacity


See new and updated versionI have updated the visualisation with the most recent information, added 2 new Moocs and added 5 world university rankings

I now have 11 MOOCs in the Viz: CourseSites (Blackboard), Coursera, Coursolve, edX, Futurelearn, Iversity, Open Learning Global, Open2Study , OpenEd, Udacity and Veduca.

We haven’t Included the following MOOCs since they had less than 2 partner universities Crypt 4 you Galileo Educational System (GES) NovoEd openHPI Skynet University of Miami Global Academy

MOOC (Massive open online course) systems have been all the rage for the last year. The number of students and high dropout rates have been highlighted and analysed. The firms investing in each system and the capital invested have been scrutinized. Speculations on monetisation of the different systems is ongoing and this week, 5 classes have been approved for credit recommendation by the American Council on Education.

So why do we need another article on the subject? We don’t really… I was just interested in looking at the universities that have partnered with the 3 major MOOC systems: Coursera, edX and Udacity and see if any pattern emerged. Coursera The most in number of partnering universities with 33 The greatest number of participating countries The smallest average in endowments per university edX Limited to United States universities The biggest in average endowments per university The only system that has a bachelor-focused university Udacity The smallest number of partnering universities with only 5 The largest average number of students per university The smallest average number of postgraduates

Final word All 3 systems have hand-picked their partnering institutions. Seventy percent of the universities are on the Times Higher Education top 200 World University Rankings 2012-2013. Eighty-two percent (82%) of Coursera's partners are in the Top200 University rankings compared with edX at 38.5% and Udacity at 60%. In the ranking's top 5, only the University of Oxford is not part of any of the 3 MOOC that we are looking at. I cant wait to see who will recruit it.