The first applications of new media — books, movies, television, radio, textbooks — often mimic previous media. Early MOOCs emulated university classes.
But, most people who take MOOCs are not interested in emulating a university class or getting university credit.
Interesting new formats are created every day. For example, in streaming media Netflix deviated from the standard TV format with its 13-hour drama House of Cards while the University of Leeds has departed from the university-course format in this 8-hour short course.
What other forms will the MOOC take?
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