I hate MOOC, pronounced as "mook
", an acronym for "Massively Open Online Course". It's pretty clearly derived from the equally terrible MMORPG, which means I associate it with mindlessly grinding monsters for magic underwear in shit games. MOOC has become ubiquitous in higher education; I hear or read it once a week. I think it's telling that Sebastian Thrun doesn't even like the word, and he runs one of the largest companies that offers online education.
The term was coined by some guy with a master's degree in education, who you can see here:
One PowerPoint slide and I can tell this is the sort of useless dick who spends an hour screwing the audience by telling them the most obvious information and acting like he's discovered teleportation technology.