So, what in the world is a MOOC?
It's a "Massive Open Online Course" that anyone with an Internet connection can attend for free.
These classes are aimed at expanding a university’s reach from thousands of tuition-paying students who live in town, to millions of students around the world.
“Power is shifting away from selective university admissions officers
into the hands of educational consumers,
who will soon have their choice of attending virtually any university
in the world online.”