Via Stephen Downes. While some 50 U.K. universities are still partnered with MOOCs, the last few years have brought significant changes to the sector - Coursera has become a "global learning platform", EdX was bought by 2U, and according to Neil Mosley "FutureLearn has struggled to transition." So where does the future lie? He offers four scenarios: revenue and brand awareness, furthering the research agenda, furthering the teaching agenda, or supporting lifelong and professional learning. Stephen Downes finds it interesting that he doesn't really see the university adapting to the MOOC or online learning generally.