First, a confession because it is good for the soul. I initially read the wrong article and prepared to respond to the Langen and van den Bosch reading. Which was actually good as I had questions that are addressed by Blackmon and Major. While Langen and van den Bosch concluded that MOOCs are not a disruptive force in education, Blackmon and Major have constructed a useful framework to evaluate that question.
In an earlier paper, I asked if MOOCs the acceptance will be driven by defining a standard of educational comparison, much as the credit hour has provided a common framework for instructional time. That question will drive the discussion of MOOCs as a disruptive force in education.
Although, not an all-encompassing discussion of MOOCs, this article provides a framework for discussion of the relative value a particular course offers. It seems that any suggestion that the final form of MOOCs is premature. I suspect that had Langen and van den Bosch used this framework their conclusions might have been more open.