The Class-Central.com course-listing website has come up with the list of Top 50 MOOCs of All Time, based on “thousands of reviews written by our users.” This is the page.
Today there are over 8,000 MOOCs from around 750 universities worldwide.
Among the top courses, we find Learning How To Learn, Harvard’s CS50x, ModPo, Coding in your Classroom, Now!
The Top 50 also contains courses from prominent personalities, like The Science of the Solar System by Mike Brown and Functional Programming Principles in Scala by Martin Odersky (the creator of Scala).
Most of the courses are in Technology (19) and the Sciences (15). There are 6 on Business and 8 in Humanities.
- Coursera is the top provider with 28 courses in the Top 50, and edX is second with 9 courses;
- Stanford and MIT top the list with four courses each, and the University of Cape Town has three courses in the Top 50 — two on FutureLearn and one on Coursera;
- The list includes courses from 35 universities and one research institute (Santa Fe), of which 22 universities are in the US; and
- Barbara Oakley and Terry Sejnowski, the instructors of the most popular MOOC in the world, have two courses in the top 50. Their new course Mindshift joins Learning How To Learn in the top 50.