MOOC: From Mania to Mundanity?

As I think about starting my first MOOC (more to see about the process, although the topic of web science could be an interesting one), an interesting piece in Times Higher Education: The supernova effects of massive open online courses include a warping of time. Academics running Moocs report working 100-hour weeks. FutureLearn invites applause for its burn rate: 10 months from zero to a full clutch of courses. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills…