MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are becoming fashionable.

The World Confederation of Productivity Science can put an online course on our website and make it available to all free of charge. (and perhaps we should!)

Is that a MOOC?

Unlikely, because it might be found and accessed by a small number of people … but that does not make it ‘massive’.

The essential attribute of a true MOOC is that lots of students take it at the same time and create a large (massive) peer support network. Learning takes place as much through student interaction as it does from the content.

So, unless we have what it takes to attract large numbers of simultaneous learners (the right name, mostly …. and we don’t ….we have  a small, influential readership!), we can’t create a MOOC!