Reading today's nikkei newspaper, it says about JMOOC: http://www.jmooc.jp/. This article says that
-it is done by japanese
-He (this article's author: jmooc's head) want users to power up their value to utilize it
-He hope many university'll provide many lectures
I think it is nonsense. I use itune-university and three moocs(cousera, edX,udacity) + khan, and it is very fantasitic ! I use them simply because they are very intersting to me, not for power up my capability or for my promotion. Mind your business !
Reading this artcile, I'm wondering about what is university now. Nowadays, we can learn many things from internet for free and it is revolutionary. So are there still something attracting things in japanese university?
I simply chose TIT because I like electronics, math & scinece and this college attract me very much(cheap tuition fee is one reason: I'm not sure but maybe 1000 $ per year and second reason is easiness to enter. I'm now sure now but when it was 30 years ago, if he is good at math & phisics, he can enter and I'm good at this two course because they are like hobby for me, very fun. I don't like studying for enterance exam, it is waste of time for me). But if I choose nowadays, maybe I choose universtiy abroad or go to japanese university for 4 years and get scholarship and go to master class abroad.
If my son wanted to go to university abroad, I want him to go.
As bill gates said 3 years ago, if he want to learn, he can learn anywhere and now revolution of mooc run faster than he predictedm, except japan.