Here at Athabasca University we’ve finally begun serious talk about our approach to MOOCs.
We are working through two models, trying to decipher the pros and cons of each or both. These are:
1 Run one of more of our own MOOCs, based in whole or part on our current online courses. In order to be a MOOC, the courses should be free and that creates some challenges. Obviously a revenue or substantial service model needs to be developed for sustainability.
2 Cherry-pick a few MOOCs, offered by others, and after asserting that they are equivalent to an AU course allow and promote students to challenge the course for AU Credit.