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My English degree wasn't a MOOC, but it involved a lot of Penguins - mainly Penguin classics. Since then there have been a fair few Linux penguins. And, of course, my campaign for more flying robot penguins at the OU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPGgl5VH5go


Hi Martin (and others)

The fact that there are now more MOOCs running at one time than you can shake a penguin at (and I'm just thinking of the *original* cMOOCs here) is a healthy development. We are beginning to see variations on the theme, each suiting the particularities of specific contexts and individual preferences. It's nice to have more than one club to visit, or frequent. There's even one up the road from me that features penguins (http://www.thepenguinclub.co.nz/). So there.


I guess the competition aspect of MOOCs is all about the "size" thing isn't it? So it's based on the false assumptions that there is a discrete and limited market for Open Education MOOCs, and that it is not possible for more than one to exist.

Chaps, MOOC starts with an "O". Not an "M". :-)


'MOOC starts with an "O". Not an "M".'

Perfectly put!


As far as the recent development is concerned and Martin has referred to that, I am afraid that we will have the penguin "Open" for the original MOOC concept and a penguin massive or "revolutionary" for the market MOOCs.


I am intrigued by the mix of penguin with MOOCs. Linux and GNU continue to drive what is free and open.

For those interested - I have launched a new open group on LinkedIn for MOOC. I hope to get more leadership on board over time for this group. Check it out if you are interested here:

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