The massive open online course (MOOC) movement continues to reach new heights. Worldwide, more than 10 million students have taken at least one MOOC -- to update their knowledge and learn new skills for their jobs, or often just for their own personal interest and development. MOOCs have also expanded their reach into new educational frontiers, as both K-12 education and corporate training and development are joining higher education in exploring ways to incorporate MOOCs into their classes and programs.
The key element about MOOCs is that they are not just one static thing. They represent a philosophy of free and open education, but their implementation is constantly evolving to meet the needs of different students in different learning environments. This infographic examines the major MOOC providers, the demographics of MOOC students, and the various types of courses available to anyone with a computer and an Internet connection.