400 Universities/Institutions, 2500 Instructors, 1800 courses
In October 2011, three courses were offered online for free by Stanford professors. More than 100,000 students signed up for each of these courses. These courses were later known as “MOOCs” and have been growing rapidly (as seen in the above graph). And its not just the big three anymore – Coursera, Udacity, and Edx. Providers, educational institutions from all over the world are offering MOOCs or gearing up to offer MOOCs. Class Central aggregates MOOCs from all these different sources and makes it really easy for your to find the right MOOC for you.
55% of all MOOC courses do not have an upcoming start date
One of the big differences between MOOCs and previously offered online courses is that MOOCs have a schedule – they have an start date and end date. There are few self-paced courses, but they only make up 6% of all MOOCs offered. Unfortunately a big majority of these courses do not have a predictable schedule. A whooping 55% of all MOOC courses do not have an upcoming start date. So if you missed a course or for some reason cannot take it, you have no idea when it will be offered next.
MOOC Tracker – Never miss a course
370,000+ courses being tracked with MOOC Tracker
MOOC Tracker was created to solve these two problems – rapid growth of courses and unpredictable schedules. It is a notification/reminder service for MOOCs. More than 100,000 courses are already being tracked by Class Central users.
On Class Central, you can build your own catalog of courses. Add courses to your personal list: “Interested”, “Enrolled”, “Completed”,”Audited” etc. With MOOC Tracker, you can get notified when a course in your catalog is about to start or if the course is offered again.
You can also add search keywords to MOOC Tracker and we will alert you when new courses that match those keywords are announced or are about to start.
Top 5 courses
Here is a list of top 5 courses tracked with MOOC Tracker.
- Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies: The First Step in Entrepreneurship
- Principles of Project Management
- CS50x: Introduction to Computer Science
- Introduction to Statistics
- Introduction to Finance
To get started with MOOC Tracker, signup for an account on Class Central.