George Siemens taught the first “massive open online course” back in 2008. Now working at the University of Texas Arlington, he shares his take on why the class form is still valid — and what might happen next in higher ed.

Whatever your opinion of them, you can’t deny that MOOCs have grown. To help put these massive online courses into perspective, Alex Cusack, a contributing writer at, shared this handy infographic.

Udacity founder Sebastian Thrun talks to the man who inspired him: Salman Khan, founder of the online Khan Academy. The two discuss MOOCs and the challenges of inventing education online.

Anant Agarwal, president of edX, talks about his MIT-backed nonprofit MOOC — and new models of higher education.

A primer on the growing open online education movement — to catch you up if you’ve somehow managed to miss MOOC madness.