Free online education known as “massive open online courses,” or MOOCs, offered through platforms like edX, Coursera, and Udacity. MOOC courses are open to anyone.
"Technology will define where online education goes next. All those millions of students clicking online can have their progress tracked, logged, studied and probably influenced, too. Talk to Khan or anyone behind the MOOCs (which largely sprang from university departments interested in computer intelligence) and they’ll all say their eventual goal isn’t to stream videos but to perfect education through the scientific use of data. Just imagine, they say, software that maps an individual’s knowledge and offers a lesson plan unique to him or her. Will they succeed and create something truly different? If they do, we’ll have the answer to our question: Online learning will be the most important innovation in education in the last 200 years."
OpenCourseWare is sometimes used to describe Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Open Educational Resources (OERs).
According to the website of the OCW Consortium, OpenCourseWare:
Saylor.org is a resource that aggregates free online content from OCWs and MOOCs into comprehensive courses.