Is an Online University and is an MOOC- Massive Open Online Course.
It consists of online educational video lectures with pauses for students to complete questions and is structured like a physical university course with weekly lessons, homework and grades.
founded earlier 2012 by Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng, professors of Stanford University, California when they recognised how quickly education costs were rising and how few university places there were in other parts of the world. In the USA, university costs have risen by 559% since 1985.
Their aim is to provide the best courses from the best lecturers to the masses, free for first 7 days then monthly payments. This aim isn’t just to pass on information, but to fuel people’s creativity and encourage a desire for further learning. The founders soon discovered that online communities were forming and students were actually meeting up to create their own study groups, again, much like a “real” university course.