What is it?

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are classes that scale to massive numbers of participants. The scale either comes through a high level of automation and little teacher involvement or from a distributed nature of a MOOC.

Why is it DIY?

The barriers to entry for both participating in a MOOC or creating one are very low (they are indeed "open"). Technology is the enabler and allows educational processes to scale across organizational and geographic boundaries.

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