MOOC - Massive Open Online Course

Another "Project" is my current interest in MOOCs. I think MOOCs do offer a fantastic opportunity for the whole mass of internet users to get information and education they didn't have access to before. There always were ways for all people to get some additional education through courses at the local adult education center, paid course providers, TV/radio programs - but there was never the opportunity to participate in courses of over 560 universities in classes of > 50.000 people with the ability to post questions to and get response from "all" of them. Currently, I'm exploring this opportunity with some topics I want to learn, some I want to increase my knowledge and some just for fun or to get an idea of the quality of the courses a provider does offer and how the tests are done.
I have an overview of the MOOC providers I currently use here .

You can find a list of MOOCs I've already attended here (I've rated the courses with starts and details in the "review" of the course).

Title Platform Provider Date Rating Review
Git Going Fast, One Hour Git Crash Course udemy Jason Taylor 2017-10-064pending
GeorgetownX PHLX-101x Introduction to Bioethics edX Georgetown University 2017-06-194pending
Software Processes and Agile Practices coursera University of Alberta 2017-02-143pending
Introduction to Software Product Management coursera University of Alberta 2017-02-053pending
Understanding Enterprise Architecture PluralSight Joseph Anthony 2017-02-054pending
Reviews & Metrics for Software Improvements coursera University of Alberta 2017-01-314pending
DEV205Bx Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions edX Microsoft 2016-11-084pending
Introduction to Photography: Lightroom and Photoshop LinkedIn Ben Long 2016-10-294pending
Enhancing Your Productivity LinkedIn Dave Crenshaw 2016-10-134pending
C# Design Patterns LinkedIn Reynald Adolphe 2016-10-114pending
Gretchen Rubin on Creating Great Workplace Habits LinkedIn Gretchen Rubin 2016-09-264pending
Cyber Security FutureLearn Newcastle University 2016-09-253pending
Digital Leadership LinkedIn Charlene Li 2016-09-234pending
Persuasive UX: Ethics of Persuasive Design LinkedIn Chris Nodder 2016-09-224pending
UX Design Techniques: Creating Personas LinkedIn Chris Nodder 2016-09-224pending
CSS Floating Layouts udemy Stone River eLearning 2016-09-073pending
How To Hack Productivity In 10 Minutes A Day! udemy Michael Naus 2016-09-024pending
LinkedIn Profile Tips udemy Josh Gwin 2016-08-314pending
HKU03x: Humanity and Nature in Chinese Thought edX The University of Hong Kong - Chad Hansen 2016-08-194pending
CISSP® - Software Development Security PluralSight Lee Allen 2016-08-234pending
Ethical Hacking - System Hacking udemy Ijas Ahammed 2016-08-122pending
International Cyber Conflicts coursera The State University of New York 2016-07-053pending
Career Edge 4x Analytical Problem Solving and Design Thinking edX FullbridgeX 2016-06-284pending
Leaders of Learning edX HarvardX - Free online courses from Harvard University 2016-06-255pending
Photoshop and GIMP - Quick and Easy Image Hacks udemy Kristen Palana 2016-05-154pending
Innovation and IT Management edX Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore 2016-04-154pending
Persuasion Mastery udemy Benjamin Hero 2016-03-044pending
Getting Started: Agile Meets Design Thinking coursera University of Virginia 2016-03-033pending
Superproduktiv werden! Tipps, Tricks, Tools und Strategien udemy Dr. Johannes Metzler 2016-03-034pending
Decision Science udemy Dr. Ash Narayan Sah 2016-02-281pending
Making Sense of UX and Design in the Enterprise PluralSight Keith Harvey 2016-01-254pending
Grammar and Punctuation coursera University of California, Irvine 2016-01-203pending
Ethical Hacking: Hacking Web Applications PluralSight Troy Hunt 2016-01-124pending
Managing Talent coursera University of Michigan 2016-01-114pending
Influencing People coursera University of Michigan 2015-12-304pending
Philosophy and Critical Thinking - UQx - META101x edX University of Queensland 2015-12-234pending
Microsoft Test Manager 2013 PluralSight Esteban Garcia 2015-12-223pending
Technical SEO - Audit and Fix Your Website for Success udemy Ryan Wiley 2015-12-034pending
Philosophy and the Sciences coursera Dr. Michela Massimi 2015-11-305pending
The ART of Stress Management udemy Bob Francis 2015-11-194pending
Verbal Self-Defense - Communication Skills udemy Bob Francis 2015-11-134pending
The Art of Negotiation - Get what you deserve udemy Bob Francis 2015-11-134pending
Boost Your Productivity - Time Management Techniques udemy Bob Francis 2015-11-124pending
Microsoft Edge for Developers PluralSight Alex Mackey 2015-11-084pending
Fire Safety: Become a Fire Safety Expert udemy Mohammed Saeed 2015-10-043pending
Manage Skype for Business Online Microsoft Virtual Academy Martina Grom 2015-09-233pending
Excel Shortcuts, Tips, Tricks. Don't Get Mad...Get Skills udemy Billy Wigley 2015-09-184pending
Angular with TypeScript PluralSight Deborah Kurata 2015-09-174pending
Conflict Resolution in the Workplace PluralSight Stephen Haunts 2015-09-113pending
The Data Scientist's Toolbox coursera Johns Hopkins University 2015-09-104pending
Making .NET Applications Even Faster PluralSight Sasha Goldshtein 2015-09-074pending
Budgeting and Scheduling Projects coursera University of California, Irvine 2015-09-054pending
DAT204x: Introduction to R Programming edX/Microsoft Filip Schouwenaars 2015-09-045pending
Making .NET Applications Faster PluralSight Sasha Goldshtein 2015-08-154pending
Initiating and Planning Projects coursera University of California, Irvine 2015-08-144pending
Measuring .NET Performance PluralSight Sasha Goldshtein 2015-07-174pending
Business Skills - Easy English Meetings udemy ETL Online 2015-07-265pending
Hire a virtual Assistant udemy George Smolinski 2015-06-243pending
Establish Your Identity Online udemy Kip Ferguson 2015-06-243pending
Cryptography coursera University of Maryland 2015-06-155pending
How To Become A SuperLearning Machine! udemy Joe Parys 2015-06-094pending
Lightroom 5 Photographer Workflow udemy Jerad Hill 2015-05-294pending
Ebola Virus Disease: An Evolving Epidemic coursera EMORY UNIVERSITY ONLINE 2015-05-285pending
Practical Cryptography in .NET PluralSight Stephen Haunts 2015-05-264pending
R Programming coursera Johns Hopkins University 2015-05-255pending
Play by Play: Website Security Review with Troy Hunt and Lars Klint PluralSight Troy Hunt and Lars Klint 2015-05-164pending
PowerShell Cmdlet Development in C# - The Ins and Outs PluralSight Nathan Honeycutt 2015-05-084pending
Modernizing Your Websites with Azure Platform as a Service PluralSight Troy Hunt 2015-04-295pending
Cryptography coursera University of Maryland 2015-03-095pending
Secure Account Management Fundamentals PluralSight Troy Hunt 2015-04-024pending
ASP.NET 5: First Look PluralSight Scott Allen 2015-03-184pending
Getting Started With Elasticsearch for .NET Developers PluralSight JP Toto 2014-12-175pending
Software Security coursera University of Maryland 2014-12-165pending
Usable Security coursera University of Maryland 2014-11-204pending
From the Big Bang to Dark Energy coursera The University of Tokyo 2014-09-245pending
Pentesting with BackTrack Lite version udemy Hitesh Choudhary 2014-09-213pending
Introduction to T-SQL for Data Analysts udemy Steve Fox 2014-09-213pending
Human-Computer Interaction coursera University of California 2014-09-185pending
Grundlagenkurs Unfallchirurgie coursera Technische Univ. München 2014-09-014pending
Internet History, Technology, and Security coursera University of Michigan 2014-09-015pending
Analyzing the Universe coursera Rutgers University 2014-08-014pending
Exploring Quantum Physics coursera University of Maryland 2014-08-014pending
Advanced White Hat Hacking & Penetration Testing Tutorial udemy Infinite Skills 2014-07-283pending
Software Defined Networking coursera Georgia Institute of Techn. 2014-07-213pending
Public Speaking Coaching Series udemy Dr. Allana Da Graca 2014-07-203pending
PowerShell for the Enterprise Desktop udemy Darwin Sanoy 2014-07-133pending
Website Performance Optimization udacity Google 2014-07-134pending
PiBot: Build Your Own Raspberry Pi Powered Robot udemy Wolfram Donat 2014-06-183pending
Web Security and the OWASP Top 10: The Big Picture PluralSight Troy Hunt 2014-06-014pending
Git Fundamentals PluralSight James Kovacs 2014-05-293pending
Web API v2 Security PluralSight Dominick Baier 2014-05-174pending
Defensive Coding in C# PluralSight Deborah Kurata 2014-05-124pending
Speed Training Workshop for PowerPoint udemy Nuts & Bolts Speed Training 2014-05-015review
How To Klout udemy Lee Beattie 2014-05-012review
PHLX101-01 Introduction to Bioethics edX Georgetown 2014-05-015pending
Comprehensive Microsoft PowerPoint udemy Jordan Hudgens 2014-02-134pending
The Best Excel Training On The Web - Microsoft Excel 2014 udemy Todd McLeod 2014-02-064pending
A History of the World since 1300 coursera 2014-01-214pending
Critical Perspectives on Management coursera IE Business School 2014-01-135pending
What's New in th OWASP Top 10 for 2013 PluralSight Troy Hunt 2014-01-055pending
An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python coursera Rice University 2013-10-074pending
Programming Languages coursera University of Washington 2013-10-033pending
Accountable Talk®: Conversation that Works coursera University of Pittsburgh 2013-09-083pending
Orchard Fundamentals PluralSight Kevin Kuebler 2013-09-045pending
Metadata: Organizing and Discovering Information coursera University of North Carolina 2013-09-024pending
Android for .NET Developers: 1 Getting Started PluralSight Jim Wilson 2013-09-024pending
OWASP Top 10 Web Application Security Risks for ASP.NET PluralSight Troy Hunt 2013-08-275pending
Networks Illustrated: Principles without Calculus coursera Princeton University 2013-08-214pending
Think Again: How to Reason and Argue coursera Duke University 2013-08-202pending
Introduction to R udemy Jagannath Rajagopal 2013-07-294review
An Introduction to Operations Management coursera University of Pennsylvania 2013-07-255review
Malicious Software and its Underground Economy: Two Sides to Every Story coursera University of London 2013-07-173pending
JavaScript for C# Developers PluralSight Shawn Wildermuth 2013-07-174pending
Learn Android Programming From Scratch - Beta udemy Eduonix Technologies 2013-07-153pending
White Hat Hacking and Penetration Testing udemy Infinite Skills Inc. 2013-06-264review
Creative Programming for Digital Media & Mobile Apps coursera University of London 2013-06-102pending
Pattern-Oriented Software Architectures for Concurrent and Networked Software coursera Vanderbilt University 2013-05-134review
Information Security and Risk Management in Context coursera University of Washington 2013-05-132pending
Building an Information Risk Management Toolkit coursera University of Washington 2013-05-132pending
Learn to Program: Crafting Quality Code coursera University of Toronto 2013-05-034pending
A Beginner's Guide to Irrational Behavior coursera Duke University 2013-03-255review
Introduction to Philosophy coursera The University of Edinburgh 2013-01-283pending
Cryptography I coursera Stanford University 2012-12-065review
Model Thinking coursera University of Michigan 2012-02-013pending

Courses I currently take:

Title Platform Provider
CS 107: Programming Paradigms udemy Stanford University
Applied Cryptography udacity University of Virginia
Advanced Orchard PluralSight Kevin Kuebler

You might wonder why I'm taking many courses in parallel - the reason is simply that they are currently available. The udemy courses I ordered using a coupon code with limited lifetime (I had to order now or wait for the next coupon) that did offer me 99% savings for the course prices. The coursera courses just did start a few days ago, and currently I have a PluralSight account sponsored by my employer, so I will do some courses on demand when I need the skills (or I just want to know about a certain technology).
Being a lifelong learners can keep you busy ;-).


And some of the courses that I plan to take (already "booked"):

Title Platform Provider
Cryptography II courseraStanford University
Java for Complete Beginners udemyJohn Purcell

Finally some that I quit before ending: