France Université Numerique (FUN), the French national MOOC platform, has launched two initiatives as an effort to generate new revenues: FUN Campus for SPOCs (Small Private Online Courses) and FUN Corporate for corporate training, has reported Letudiant.fr.
FUN has also begun designing platforms for businesses and adding proctoring services.
“Clients benefit from our expertise, educational advice, secure hosting and constant technical assistance”, noted Nelly Violette, head of FUN’s white label service.
With 3.4 million users, 330 MOOCs and 104 schools as partners, FUN, built on the Open edX platform, includes a staff of five developers and eight advisors who help schools run their MOOCs. The French government funds less than half of its €2.5 million ($2.7 million) annual budget.