"A MOOC is a massive open online course, which means it’s a course format that has a lot of social media in it. It is based on a lot of dialogue, on discussions, on connecting to each other"
Comment: In a short interview, Athabasca's Inge de Waard explains about cMOOCs, which she calls the 'authentic MOOC". The interview is worth reading as she succincly describes what make these cMOOCs tick, she also emphasises how they may be useful in the corporate world. If you want to see her live, go to Brussels where she will give a presentation on 'MOOC integrating mixed media in informal training' at the Media and Learning conference, November 14-15 ( http://www.media-and-learning.eu ). (peter sloep, @pbsloep)