Congratulations to our partners, Coventry University, University of Michigan and Deakin University, who have featured in the top 10 of the first ever World University Rankings by MOOC Performance (WURMP), created by MoocLab, an education resource website that supports online learners.
Over the past few years, the global demand for MOOCs has increased dramatically, with the number of universities across the world delivering MOOCs increasing by over 85%. The MoocLab rankings evaluate over 200 universities across the world that offer courses on the three leading MOOC platforms – FutureLearn, Coursera and edX. The WURMP assess universities based on five indicators that measure an institutions performance across the number of MOOCs provided, the provision of learning pathways, micro-credentials, degrees and the institutions average world ranking.
FutureLearn.com currently partners with 18 universities in the top 100, three of which rank in the top 10. Coventry University ranked 4th place, University of Michigan 5th, and Deakin University gained the 8th spot.
FutureLearn partners in the top 100
Coventry University (4)
University of Michigan (5)
Deakin University (8)
John Hopkins University (19)
The Open University (20)
Purdue University (33)
University of Edinburgh (39)
University of Leeds (43)
Monash University (48)
University of Melbourne (65)
University of Glasgow (66)
University of New South Wales (73)
University College London UCL (76)
King’s College London (83)
The University of Newcastle Australia (86)
University of Reading (87)
University of Birmingham (95)
University of Manchester (96)
Carolyn Mcintyre, founder of MoocLab commented: “The World University Rankings by MOOC Performance aim to provide performance information and comparisons to potential students across the core areas of university MOOC activity. I am excited about the opportunities these rankings will provide in supporting universities to evaluate their MOOC performance, set strategic goals and enhance their MOOC-based offering.”
Simon Nelson, chief executive of FutureLearn said: “I’m delighted to see so many of our partners in the top 100 new global rankings created by MoocLab. FutureLearn’s mission is to transform access to education globally and MOOCs are a key way of achieving this goal. We are extremely proud to partner with universities that share the same commitment and passion for providing exceptional and invaluable online courses that enable people to learn for the love of learning, as a pathway to further education, or to develop skills to further their careers.”