Submitted by Scott Jaschik on August 29, 2013 - 3:00am
While some observers say academe is already moving to a post-MOOC era or one dominated by MOOC-like offerings that aren't really massive open online courses, the MOOC itself has a new symbol of recognition. Oxford Dictionaries, published by Oxford University Press, has now added MOOC as an official word.
Definition: "a course of study made available over the Internet without charge to a very large number of people."
Origin: "early 21st century: from massive open online course, probably influenced by MMOG and MMORPG."