A number of different initiatives are offering university-level education for free. Class Central aggregates these free online courses or MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course). Some of the bigger initiatives covered by Class Central are as follows:
- Coursera founded by Stanford Professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng.
- Udacity founded by three roboticists, including Sebastian Thrun, a research professor of computer science at Stanford University and currently leads the development of Google’s driverless car.
- EdX is a not-for-profit enterprise of its founding partners Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Anant Agarwal, former Director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, serves as the first president of edX