"There is no shortage of news about MOOCs in the media. ... Many of the recent editorials, blogs and press releases focus upon three things. The first is about new MOOCs and new MOOC initiatives. ... A second popular type of news focuses upon the concept of the MOOC as a disruptive innovation. ... The third is the MOOC critique, as people consider some of the potential dangers or limitations of this type of learning environment. All of these have their place, but I am looking for more discussion about the “why” of MOOCs. Let’s briefly consider a few of them here."
Via Peter B. Sloep