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MOOCs by the numbers

VU International News and Reviews No. 11 August 19 2013

August 2013

Education Dive published a comparative overview on August 15 of the three biggest MOOC providers. Grouped into a table: 


  EdX  Coursera  Udacity 
Background  Non-profit governed by Harvard & MIT  Started by 2 Stanford computer professors  Emerged from a Stanford online class in AI 
founded  May 2012  2011 (public launch April 2012)  February 2012 
technology  Open source platform for participants’ courses  Proprietary platform for participants’ courses  Udacity produces its own courses 
Number of participating institutions  28  80  Faculty from at least 5 universities plus private companies 
Number courses  60  400  Over 30 
Enrollment  1 million (June 2013)  4 million  Over 750,000 
High-profile parthers  MIT, Harvard, Berkely, Cornell  Yale, Northwestern, Stanford  Georgia Tech, San Jose State 
Funding  60 M$ by Harvard & MIT, 1 M$ Bill & Melinda Gates  M$65  M$ 21.1 
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