The World According to MOOC's
MOOC stands for “Massive Open Online Course.”
The best known supplier of MOOC courses today is Coursera: https://www.coursera.org/ . The courses are mostly synchronous meaning they start and stop at specific dates but the information is archived for those who have enrolled in them after the courses close. They seem to be very up-to-date and originate from major universities such as the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan and Stanford. More of them are being rolled out daily. As of today – September 17, 2012 – there are 124 choices.
Here's more information about the emerging World of MOOC's from Coursera's own website introduction: