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Shopping for online courses and other educational content

For the growing numbers of us searching for online courses, as well as online educational resources, the portals are quickly growing in both number and size.

Finding the best or most relevant content may be a challenge.  Sites like Kayak take care of of the would-be traveler with a cross-portal search, but what’s the would-be online learner to do?

Redhoop is one answer.  The educational search reaches across 4947 courses (1411 of them, free courses) offered by a growing list of portals, including:

Users may search Redhoop by keyword or category and filter their results by price, category or school.  They may also sign up for new course alerts.

Here’s my search for art history courses:

Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza


  1. Hi Joyce, thanks for mentioning RedHoop and we are glad you find it helpful. We would love to hear more about your needs, as aggregating courses is just our first step. If you are interested in chatting, please drop me an email at Would love to chat more, Michelle


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