The following chart shows the breakdown of all announced courses by providers (to avoid confusion in a situation when “Coursera offers a Stanford course”, we will call MOOC companies like Coursera and Udacity “providers”, while referring to traditional universities as “universities”). Note that for MIT Open Courseware we counted only complete courses:
However, not all of the announced courses are really available – many of them are not even scheduled. The following chart shows the same breakdown taking into account only active courses, i.e. the courses that are immediately available either in full instructor-led mode or for self-learning:
Even though the MOOC approach started from solely computer science classes, they have definitely broadened their reach to a variety of different courses. The following chart shows the number of courses offered by category:
On average, there is a course starting every day in September and October. November and December are quiet due to the holiday season, but beginning of the next year promises to be busy (the selection for January/February of 2013 will keep changing as providers will be adding new courses or scheduling the announced courses).
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