According to data gathered by Class Central, around 20 million new learners signed up for their first MOOC in 2017, fewer than the 23 million new learners who registered for a MOOC in 2016. The total number of MOOC learners is now 78 million.
Here is a list of the top five MOOC providers by registered users:
- Coursera: 30 million users
- edX: 14 million users
- XuetangX: 9.3 million users
- FutureLearn: 7.1 million users
- Udacity: 5 million users
Though growth in new learners has stalled, the number of paying users has increased. As the MOOC platforms continue their quest for sustainable revenue models, MOOC providers have begun charging not just for certificates and other credentials, but for access to content. The big MOOC providers now have a product at every price point—from free to million-dollar licensing deals with employers. Click here for the full article on Class Central.