I've just listened to an interesting podcast by Software Engineering Radio on MOOC's. Most of the content is common knowledge to most of you, but there are some interesting points. For example, they mention the idea of romanticizing the dynamics of face-to-face learning, and also the possibility of tailoring the student's path through the course material online which is not feasible in face-to-face learning. You can listen to the podcast here: http://www.se-radio.net/2013/01/episode-191-massively-open-online-courses/
I'd be interested to hear others' thoughts on the podcast.