Mooc is the new black! Isn’t it? Topicals and outlooks of a phenomenon


It is now nearly four years since the so-called "year of the MOOC", 2012; and is good to return on an issue which remains still hot. In good conscience, the expected tsunami in higher education seems to turn into a case less "disruptive" than it was painted at the time, but certainly worthy of attention. This paper is a theoretical approach that starts from some very recent publications. Those publications bring back the attention to this phenomenon and allow us to begin to define light and dark contours, as well as to think about the real related scientific, technical and pedagogical elements.