2013 Horizon Report is released. MOOC was identified to be the near future - One Year or Less - technology to be watch along with tablet computing. It was in the "far future" technology in the 2012 Horizon Report. Other areas of emerging technology cited for 2013 are:
The GuardianTop UK universities launch free online courses | Education | guardian.co.ukThe GuardianThe courses are modelled on the US phenomenon 'massive open online courses' (Moocs), which have attracted millions of users across the globe, and are...
It's impossible for UK to be absent from the fever of massive open online course (MOOC). Here they come!
Actually, the Open University has opened quite a few courses to the public.
xEducation is a book that George Siemens, Bonnie Stewart, and Dave Cormier have agreed (and been contracted) to write for Johns Hopkins University Press. We expect the book will be published in mid-2013. Our focus is on sidestepping the rather substantial hype around educational reform, particularly from the technological angle, and present a solid discussion of the scope and nature of higher education (HE) change.
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Telegraph.co.ukU.K. Universities Forge Open Online Courses Alliance: FutureLearn Consortium ...TechCrunchThe dynamic online learning space is about to get a little more crowded, thanks to the arrival of another group of established learning...
It's good to see competition is aroused in the field of MOOCs.