I've signed up for a Massive Open Online Course (apparently a MOOC). Basically this is an online course provided by FutureLearn (which is owned by the Open University) and partner institutions.
The course I'm doing is Empire: The Controversies of British Imperialism, provided by the University of Exeter. It's only a six-week course, so won't too taxing or in-depth; but I hope it will be interesting. I'm doing this one as a taster, and may take other courses in the future.
A question for those of you who have done MOOCs before: FutureLearn stress the 'community' aspect of these online courses. How central is that to them? Given the subject matter, I imagine it will attract some idiots and the forum will have flame wars - I can do without that!