MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have been around us since 2008, when around 2,300 students took part in a course called "Connectivism and Connective Knowledge", organized by the University of Manitoba (Canada). However, 2012 was widely recognized as The year of the MOOC, because some MOOC initiatives, such as Coursera, Udacity, or edX, gained a world-wide popularity.
Mass media have paid a lot of attention to MOOCs:
However, some experts think is too soon to make such a claim and MOOCs still have to prove their real value (MOOC Mania, October 1 2012). Unfortunately, there are not many research studies on MOOCs.
Some of our publications about MOOCs: