Get started with custom lists to organize and share courses.

Sign up

What are MOOCs?

Written by Dhawal Shah last updated on July 11th, 2019

“MOOC” stands for Massive Open Online Course. Usually these online courses are taught by universities all around the world (e.g. Stanford, Princeton, UC San Diego, Yonsei University, Leiden University, and over 700 other such universities). Other MOOCs are made by companies, like Google or Microsoft. 


They are available to anyone with an internet connection. Some of the popular MOOC providers include Coursera, edX, Udacity, and FutureLearn. They partner with universities, companies, and professors to provide MOOCs. 


NOTE: Class Central does not offer any MOOCs and is not involved in the running of any MOOCs. Established in 2011, we are the #1 search engine and reviews site for MOOCs and free online courses.

Class Central's Help Center represents our best effort to answer the most common questions new learners face. It may not be completely accurate in every circumstance.

Class Central

Get personalized course recommendations, track subjects and courses with reminders, and more.

Sign up for free

Never stop learning Never Stop Learning!

Get personalized course recommendations, track subjects and courses with reminders, and more.