MOOC too soon?

It seems everyone is talking about MOOcs, many people are starting them and a few are even are completing them and coming away with something. Sheila MacNeill has shared a beautiful illustrated history of the MOOC  in her recent presentation Preparing for the Second Wave. Martin Weller offers  food for thought for any institution considering dipping their toes into the MOOC:  5 Reasons To Do a MOOC and 5 Reasons Not To. Finally it is also worth reading Stefan Popenici’s take on The End of History and the Last MOOCs – if only for the beautiful metaphor at the end – MOOCs as ‘academic ATMs’.