A new report from the CETIS project provides a nice summary of some key facts and issues to do with Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs). Usefully, they distinguish between the (original) connectivist version of MOOCs (cMOOCs) and the content-focused version that seems to dominate the more commercially-sponsored versions from Coursera etc. (xMOOCs). The implications for Higher Education, including policy, are considered.
Yuan, L. and Powell, S. (2013) MOOCs and Open Education: Implications for Higher Education. Glasgow: JISC CETIS. http://publications.cetis.ac.uk/2013/667
Photo by Sheila Webber: View from the tour bus, Thessaloniki, April 2013