Continuing Your Education with MOOCs and OpenCourseWare Spotlighting 45 Colleges with Massive Open Online Courses
Those who want to brush up on certain skills — or learn new ones — don’t have to enroll in a degree program to get the quality educational experience they desire. Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are classes offered for free by some of the most prestigious colleges and universities around the country through platforms like edX, Udacity and Coursera. Similarly, OpenCourseWare (OCW) is offered directly from a school and includes the class materials that were used in previously taught courses.
This guide outlines the benefits of MOOCs and OCW classes, along with the differences between the two. Readers can also browse a list of schools that offer both types of courses and gather resources for additional exploration.