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Top 7 sites for free online courses : E-learning

Top 7 sites for free online courses : E-learning

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If you are a regular on the Web, you will certainly know what the term MOOC means.
MOOC stands for massive open online course, in other words "open and massive online course". Indeed, it has been 3 years since these platforms exploded their number of visits and thus had a broad impact on society. Several platforms have emerged so far. Here is our selection of the best of them:

1. Khan Academy
Khan Academy (Khan Academy) is a non-profit association founded in 2006 by Salman Khan. On the principle of "providing high quality education to everyone everywhere", the website publishes a free set of more than 2,200 mini-lessons online, via video tutorials stored on YouTube, covering mathematics, computer science, history, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, pictorial art and economics.

2. Udacity 
The development of this site starts from an artificial intelligence course taught on the Stanford site by Sebastien Thurn, who is a professor of robotics. The course attracts 160,000 students while about 10,000 are expected, about 23,000 complete the course. Following this success, Sebastian Thrun abandons his professorship at Stanford and founded Udacity in February 2012. In a short time, the platform offers fifteen courses, mostly focused on programming, algorithmic and Internet, but There are also courses in physics, statistics and entrepreneurship. The platform exceeded 400,000 subscribers in October 2012. Following the immediate success of Udacity, MOOC's creations will multiply rapidly.

3. EDX
From one of his online course sharing projects MITx partners with Harvard to form the edX platform.
EDX is a non-profit association, whose code is free (Open Source). The desire not to leave the monopoly of online education to private institutions is one of the reasons advanced to create edX. Berkeley joins the consortium of nine universities at the University of Texas Systems, and partnership announcements are growing. More than two hundred international institutions have expressed interest in collaborating with the platform. The number of registered Internet users, around 400 000, is at the end of 2012 significantly lower than Coursera.

4. Coursera
Coursera has many similarities with Udacity. The founders Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller are professors in artificial intelligence at Stanford, and decide to follow the example of Sebastian Thrun by putting on Coursera a course of artificial intelligence previously given on the site of the university.
The strategy adopted by Coursera differs considerably from that adopted by Udacity. While Udacity focuses on a few courses and produces its own content, Coursera does not produce its own courses, and from the very beginning establishes partnerships with American universities and then spread abroad. The platform had set up twelve partnerships and then the number was thirty-three. Most of the universities are still connected to the Anglo-Saxon environment.
Coursera hosts courses in all disciplines: human sciences (philosophy, arts, literature) as hard sciences (mathematics, physics, biology, etc.). There are courses in history, sociology, philosophy, musical creation, composition of songs or poetry. More than two million people have registered for at least one course.

5. Microsoft Virtual Academy
Successful technicians never stop learning and major technologies never stop evolving. Microsoft Virtual Academy (or MVA) offers Microsoft online training, led by experts, to support technicians in their learning through hundreds of courses in 11 languages. Their mission is to help developers, connoisseur IT professionals and advanced students keep up to date with the latest technologies, learn skills and grow in their professions.

6. Openclassrooms
OpenClassrooms (formerly the Zero Site), is a website that offers tutorials on computers and science as well as MOOCs. Online courses, whether written by the site team or by its members, generally require little prior knowledge.

7. Kezakoo
Kezakoo is a collaborative 100% Moroccan e-learning platform, containing video format courses aimed at helping students in their learning. The platform offers courses for primary, middle school, high school, and preparatory class
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