Viplav BaxiBy . Seems like there is a load of activity on MOOCs fuelled by the EdX platform and run by the IITs. New courses are being announced for a global audience. India is formally EdX-ified, it seems. Reason primarily is the non-profit status and the course content available on EdX. Concerns include being able to do SPOCs on the platform, enabling blended MOOCs, leveraging EdX content and basically being able to manage an open sourced deployment of EdX. The term SPOC seems to have made its way into the dominant vocabulary. Institutions want to limit the online experience to their students to justify the business model. This absolute jewel of a comment from Anant Agarwal of EdX says it all – he believes MOOCs can also be used as enhanced online textbooks. More...