ACADEMIC MOOC PLATFORMS

Coursera.org—the biggest and best-known MOOC provider, with the best selection of business MOOCs

EdX.org—the second biggest MOOC provider, started as a nonprofit collaboration between Harvard and MIT, also with a good selection of business courses

NovoEd.org—beloved by many for its group-oriented courses, including many courses on entrepreneurship and the social sector

FutureLearn.com—includes a very good set of short, business-focused courses from British universities

Iversity.org—a European MOOC platform offering many courses in German and some offerings in English, particularly in entrepreneurship

MiriadaX.net—offering university courses, including business courses, in Spanish

Open2Study.com—an Australian platform offering free courses and accredited degrees from Open Universities Australia

OTHER LEARNING PLATFORMS

ALISON.com—free, skills-focused courses including certificates, on a platform that operates well even without a high-speed Internet connection

Canvas.net—offers a variety of free business courses, many on specialized topics

KhanAcademy.org—a free tutoring site aimed at high school and early college students, with some helpful materials on finance and economics

Learning.ly—platform managed by The Economist Group that sells courses by authors, academics, and industry experts

Lynda.com—fee-based courses on professional topics, often focused on specific skills

Udacity.com—one of the original MOOC platforms that now offers technology-focused “nanodegree” programs, with strong offerings in technology entrepreneurship

Udemy.com—offers a wide selection of courses taught by industry professionals, many focusing on concrete skills