MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course suited for large cohorts. Many institutions now use MOOCs for taster courses, marketing or for dissemination of research to the wider community.
MOOCs utilise social networking approach to help learners learn from each other. They are generally free, non certificated and open to all, although some paid certificated options are now being made available.
MOOCs area a good source of innovative ideas for online delivery, especially with large cohorts. Future Learn and Coursera are amongst the most well known.