Monetization Over Massiveness: Breaking Down MOOCs by the Numbers in 2016
DECEMBER 29, 2016
The modern massive open online course movement, which began when the first “MOOCs” were offered by Stanford professors in late 2011, is now half a decade old. In that time, MOOC providers have raised over $400 million and now employ more than a thousand staff. The spotlight on these companies have since dimmed, yet they continue to expand their footprint. By registration count, Coursera is still by far the largest MOOC provider in the world with over 23 million learners.