Websites allow users to rate MOOCs

February 27, 2013

At least 3 websites have launched in recent months to let users of massive open online courses (MOOCs) review the courses they have taken. The founder of Grade My Course says so far the reviews on his website have not been nearly as biting as those on He thinks many students are more likely to give positive reviews because they are taking free courses, not taking out loans or facing a make-or-break mark. The founder of Course Talk sees a similar pattern in the reviews on his website. "These courses are free, so there's a lot of good will just based on that alone." Both developers say their websites help would-be MOOC students assess classes before they take them. A third MOOC rating site is Inside Higher Ed