The Chronicle of Higher Education smartly outlines what you need to know about MOOCs (massive open online courses). Great introduction if you are curious about MOOCs and/or looking into what sort of course (and host) you want to take.
The Bircham International University Academic Board ensures the quality and availability of different programs of study and develops the pedagogical aspects of the Bircham International University distance learning system. This board is in charge of designing programs and evaluating student work. It provides the academic validity and effectiveness of Bircham International University programs through a sound academic team of teachers, supervisors and doctors.