"Overview of the historical factors leading to the development of massive open online courses, and discussion of what this history can tell us of the sustainability of MOOCs in the future. For audio and video please see http://www.downes.ca/presentation/304" from Slideshare c/o Stephen Downes http://www.downes.ca/
NOTE: The slides alone are useful and informative. Stephen Downes has also included a link to the Audio/Video version of this presentation too. This is a thoughtful and well done presentation about distance learning, the emergence of Massive Open Online Courses, and what the future may be.