What's a MOOC?

I was asked this week: “what’s a MOOC?” by someone who probably should have known by now what a MOOC is. As a professional, I refrained from this behaviour:

 

If you’re after a description, a look at this video (under 5 mins) gives an overview – albeit from 2010.

 

And more in-depth reading available from a post on the JISC site by Jeff Haywood from the University of Edinburgh on their decision to partner with Coursera

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