When The MOOC Became A GROOC, We All Became Change-Makers | Learning with MOOCs | Scoop.it

Do you remember the first time you heard about a 'MOOC'? Maybe it was through a sponsored ad on Linkedin. Or a friend's Facebook post urging you to enrol - along with her and 160 000 other participants - in Stanford's Artificial Intelligence (AI) MOOC (those are real numbers!). Or maybe it was during the "post-launch" phase, let's call it, when academics and journalists began to write about the Massive Open Online Course asking: "Are we or are we not in the midst of an educational revolution?" Over the last few years, respected periodicals like The Atlantic Monthly (top of my reading list) and The Guardian have been taking up that question with increased vigour. If memory serves me correctly, it was an ex-crush's enthusiastic social media posting in 2011 that brought the 'MOOC' to my attention.