I have done some research and found that Antioch University, which happens to also be my alma mater, has worked with Coursera in the past to facilitate MOOCs and offer college credit to their students at a reduced rate. The instructional design is done by a well–known, accredited university, an Antioch professor meets with students to discuss materials and supply additional assignments and have conversations and offer help to students as they work through the MOOC coursework.
I have secured a meeting with the administrator of the program at Antioch to discuss their experience with this program and I hope to convince my department to begin a pilot program involving facilitating a MOOC.
Is there anyone else out there who has experience, interest or ideas about facilitating a MOOC? I would love to hear your thoughts. Do you think this will work? Would this work in your organization? Why or why not?