Educational Technology

January 7, 2019

By The Numbers: MOOCs in 2018

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

by Dhawal Shah, Class-Central

Now in its seventh year, the modern MOOC movement crossed 100 million learners to a total of 101 million. At the same time,  we are seeing a decrease in the number of new learners signing up. In 2018, 20 million new learners signed up for at least one MOOC, down from 23 million the year before. Despite the slowdown, the number of paying users may have increased. MOOC providers’ constant tweaking of the model seems to be paying off, as providers such as  Coursera are hitting record revenues ($140 million in 2018 for Coursera).

Here is a list of top five MOOC providers by registered users:

  1. Coursera – 37 million
  2. edX – 18 million
  3. XuetangX – 14 million
  4. Udacity – 10 million
  5. FutureLearn – 8.7 million

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