MOOC, short for Massive Open Online Courses, seems to be the buzz word du jour these days, but what is all the buzz about?
Did you know that $400 billion a year is spent on U.S. universities?
That’s more than the annual revenues of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter combined! All educational institutions want a piece of that pie and MOOCs could jeopardize that. Check out some more stats:
- 43.4% of MOOC students are undergraduate university and 40.2% are postgraduates
- 10 million is the estimated number of students who have taken at least one MOOC
- 28% of MOOCs come from the U.S., and at a distant second, 11% from the U.K., and there are some surprising countries in the top 10 including: Brazil, Greece and Russia!
For more check out the infographic below from our friends at Best Colleges Online: