Source: The Atlantic magazine - online
Title: The Atlantic: The Single Most Important Experiment in Higher Education
"A dozen major universities announced that they would begin providing content to Coursera, an innovative platform that makes interactive college classes available to the public free on the web. Next fall, it will offer at least 100 massive open online courses -- otherwise known as MOOCs*-- designed by professors from schools such as Princeton, CalTech, and Duke that will be capable of delivering lessons to more than 100,000 students at a time."
* Massively Open Online Courses
It appears that Coursera is catching on like wildfire. Recently NPR, the Washington Post and the New York Times all had stories about MOOCs. I have not given much thought how these would apply to corporate traingin other than a channel to share "obsolete lessons" with disclaimers and the prestige of being part of such an organization like Coursera.