Stephen Downes - Let's forestall this before the floodgates open: | marked for sharing |

"> xxx institution has been successfully offering hundreds of no charge MOOC courses for years

'No charge' isn't the same as 'open'. Can the contents of these courses be viewed without registration? Can people just 'drop in' to the online synchronous sessions? Did the courses incorporate content from a distributed network of blogs, social media, and other media? Were students able to select their own learning materials, manage the curriculum directly, and determine for themselves what constitutes success?"