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MOOC Development Platforms

List of all online platforms that can be used to host and develop a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). * (E) = Elitist - Only courses from World class Universities/Organizations. *(D) = Do-It-Yourself - Empowering anyone to develop MOOCs. *(U) = MOOCs offered by particular Universities/Organizations. More details:

Coursera (E)

Take free online classes from 80+ top universities and organizations. Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company partnering with Stanford University, Yale University, Princeton University and others around the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.

OpenLearning (D)

Empowers anyone create and offer online courses (MOOCs). You can find courses from colleges, universities and teachers worldwide (Social online learning).

Khan Academy (E)

Learn almost anything for free. Khan Academy's mission is to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. All of their resources are completely free forever.

FutureLearn (E)

Enjoy free online courses from leading UK and international universities.

CourseSites (D)

CourseSites by Blackboard is a free Learning Management System (LMS) for K12 and Higher Ed Instructors empowering us with tools to design and implement blended, e-Learning and MOOCs.

PutraMOOC (U)

PutraMOOC by Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).

NovoEd (E)

NovoEd offers free online classes from top Universities and educational institutes. NovoEd's philosophy is to make online courses more fun and engaging by making them more experiential, interactive, and collaborative. In their platform, you will not only have access to lectures by Stanford professors, but you will work on real-world course projects that excite you and make an impact.

Edraak (U)

MOOC initiative by the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development to provide free interactive online learning courses for the Arab world (and beyond).


Rwaq (U)

Rwaq (U)

Rwaq is an Arabic MOOC Platform. It offers free high quality academic courses for the Arab World.


ALISON is a leading provider of free online courses with certificates. A 3 million-strong, global online learning community, filled with 600+ free, high-quality courses to help you develop essential, certified workplace skills.

Udacity (E)

Discover project-based online classes taught by top instructors and industry experts. Take courses at your own pace.

Iversity (E)

Provides open courses, empowering you to learn for free with peers from all over the globe.

Udemy (D)

Empowers you to create and take Online Courses. It claims to be the world's largest destination for online courses.

Open2Study (E)

Delivers free, high-quality education online from leading Australian institutions.

Open4Learn (U)

Open4Learn created by UPSI is a totally free and open digital publication of high quality educational materials, organized as courses. It is available for anyone to use and adapt the learning content under an open license.So please browse and enjoy Open4Learn in expanding your knowledge.

Open edX (D)

Open edX is the open-source educational platform developed by edX and its open source partners, including leading institutions. It powers the destination site and research initiatives and will power


edX (E)

edX (E)

EdX offers free online classes and MOOCs from the world's best universities. Topics include business, computer science, finance, history, literature, math, science, statistics and more. Courses are from some of the best universities in the world including MITx, HarvardX, BerkeleyX, UTx and many other universities.

Moodle MOOC (D)

You could use MOODLE (the open source LMS) to host your MOOC(s). The link provided here, is to the first official Moodle MOOC. Explore it to get better idea on how to use MOODLE as a MOOC platform.

Veduca (E)

Brazil's home-grown MOOC platform. Offering hundreds of courses from the best Universities in the world.

OpenupEd (E)

OpenupEd MOOCs (a pan-European initiative) intend to contribute to opening up education for anyone, reflecting European values such as equity, quality and diversity.

OpenMOOC (D)

OpenMOOC is an open source platform (Apache license 2.0) that implements a fully open MOOC solution. You need to customize and install the platform to your (cloud) server.

ApnaCourse (U)

Offers MOOC courses for Globally recognised Certifications under Financial Management, Project / Quality Management & IT Services / Security Management.

Canvas Network (D)

Canvas Network gives instructors and institutions an open platform to share their expertise and institutional experience with the world.

Aquent Gymnasium (U)

Offers free online courses focused on HTML and CSS, responsive design, UX design, and an array of front-end development tools.




FUN is a MOOC platform made ‚Äč‚Äčavailable to institutions of French higher education and their academic partners around the world. This MOOC initiative aims to bring together the projects of universities and French schools to give them international exposure, and allow all public access to a variety of quality courses from anywhere in the world.