As the growth of MOOCs accelerates, the field is rapidly fragmenting. In the beginning MOOCs were either classified as xMOOCs (content oriented) or cMOOCS (process oriented). This is changing and many MOOCs are a combination of both or have taken on their own structure. What influence will this have on MOOCs in the future?
The future looks like this: Access to college-level education will be free for everyone; the residential college campus will become largely obsolete; tens of thousands of professors will lose their jobs; the bachelor’s degree will become increasingly irrelevant; and ten years from now Harvard will enroll ten million students.