Massive Open-source Online Course (MOOC)

Looking to hone and master your skills in global health or development? Then check out some of these massive open-source online courses or MOOC. They’re free. You can take them at your own leisure from the comforts of your home. And almost all are taught by some of the leading experts in medicine, health and social justice. You can also get a certificate or credit upon successfully completion.


Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere.

With more than 85 global partners, we are proud to count the world’s leading universities, nonprofits, and institutions as our members. EdX university members top the QS World University Rankings® with our founders receiving the top honors, and edX partner institutions ranking highly on the full list.


Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take.

Watch short video lectures, take interactive quizzes, complete peer graded assessments, and connect with fellow learners and instructors.


Lagunita is Stanford’s instance of the open-source software release of the Open edX platform, which was developed by the joint Harvard/MIT non-profit organization, and which Stanford engineers have been collaborating on since April 2013. Lagunita hosts many of the free, online courses that are taught by Stanford faculty and made available to lifelong learners around the world for self-enrichment. Lagunita also hosts a variety of professional education opportunities in conjunction with many of Stanford University’s schools and departments.


You can discover new ideas, meet other students, create great work, and change your world. In our online courses from top universities, you can learn and work with other students all around the world on course projects and assignments. Our courses are built on sound pedagogical foundations to help you learn to be a better team player, creative thinker and problem solver in an active, social, learning environment.

Measure Evaluation

MEASURE Evaluation makes free online courses on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) topics available for researchers, program managers, trainers, policy makers, students, and other public health professionals. These courses have been developed by global experts in order to provide state-of-the-art information on M&E topics. They can be taken in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and a few other language.