Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

MOOC Udacity edX Udemy Coursera
Slogan Learn. Think. Do. The Future of Online Education for anyone, anywhere, anytime The Academy of You Take the World's Best Courses, Online, For Free
Around Since Jan. 2012 April 2012 May 2010 April 2012
Type For-profit Not-for-profit For-profit For-profit
Cost Free Free 90 percent of courses are free Free
Courses 51 368 More than 20,000 867
Students 400,000 1.7 million N/A 10.3 million
Instructors Professors from University of Virginia, Stanford University,Rutgers University, Saarland University and other partners In addition to MIT and Harvard, it has 28 university partners Authors, CEOs, celebrities & professors 115 university partners
Reward Certificates upon completion. Free job-matching program. Certificates upon completion. Certificate "badges" in the works. Signed certificates of completion in some cases.

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