MOOCs get a bad rap. Dismissed as prescriptive, or teacher-centric, or unsocial, or something else, it’s like a badge of honour to espouse why you dislike MOOCs.
This article explains the difference between cMOOC and xMOOC ("The cMOOC’s participant is active whereas the xMOOC’s participant is passive. As Siemens puts it, cMOOCs focus on knowledge creation and generation whereas xMOOCs focus on knowledge duplication."). Yet the author argues that xMOOC may meet particular needs (the girl in Pakistan who is scared to go to class, for example) and cites 15 ways MOOCs may yet 'wreak their vengeance' on education