MOOCs -- Massive Open Online Courses -- are not the usual sort of online learning. A typical course may have thousands of students enrolled all over the world. Cornell must decide whether or not to join other leading universities in offering such courses.

Cornell professors David Easley and Eva Tardos spoke at a faculty forum on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) September 27, 2012, which included presentations by Anant Agarwal, director of MIT's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and president of EdX, and Daphne Koller, professor of computer science at Stanford and a co-founder of Coursera, both via videoconferencing.