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

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I 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.

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