You’ve heard of extreme sports — bungee jumping, skydiving, rock climbing. Activities that make you wonder, “why would they do that?” That was the same question I had during class last night when we talked about MOOCs… massive open online courses. Why would any professor want to teach thousands of students? HOW could any professor teach thousands of student? The Chronicle of Higher Education asked that question, too, of several different professors, including Curtis J. Bonk, professor of Education, Indiana University at Bloomington (http://chronicle.com/article/Building-Different-MOOCs-for/132127/). In his comments, he talks about several of the elements discussed in the chapter we read for class including assessment, interaction, and communication. You can read other professors’ thoughts on teaching MOOCs here.