If many people might be familiar with this topic, it is indeed pretty interesting to learn more about it and of course, apply the new knowledge and techniques practically. I am always curious so it should be an interesting experience. (full disclosure: I'm promoted neither the course nor the school; I am merely describing an activity I have just started today).
On the other hand, I am learning Portuguese with Duolingo. It is a free language learning application that I use on my phone, one session per day. To complete the learning process, I watch Youtube videos (I subscribed to a channel I found by browsing the YouTube trending dashboards) from Brazil and movies in Portuguese from time to time. I am still a beginner of course, but, in a year from now, I can picture myself speaking Portuguese!
I don't really know how people feel about online education. I have the sensation that many disregard it as being a "lazy" and/or not viable educational option. Personally, I find it very hard as it requires strong motivation and self discipline and that is why I admire and respect people following massive open online courses.
At the beginning of this year, I read this article on LinkedIn about a woman doing an MBA for less than US$ 1,000 thanks to MOOCs. I find her brilliant and really hope she will rock her professional life.
I am not sure that traditional ways of teaching, once transposed online, will do better to prepare us and/or kids. Still, it is time for us to open up to new learning processes and realize that it is not by sitting on a chair at an educational institution that we will learn more or better. In my opinion, it is the access to the right resources and our motivations that make us learn, improve and grow in any given situation.
Let's keep learning no matter how!