“Hot Pursuits” and “Cold Thoughts” about MOOCs
At Present， there are almost opposite views and evaluation about the explosive growth of the MOOCs since 2012 in academic circles at home and abroad. This article aims to evaluate the essence，characteristics，and ways of implementation of the MOOCs from the following five aspects as the connotation and characteristics of MOOCs， guiding theory and implementation methods of MOOCs， MOOCs^ peak showdown， calm thinking and scientific analysis， and the future development of MOOCs in China. In the analysis part， this article also reviews critically the current pursuits for such theoretical and technological fads as connectivism learning theory， connective knowledge， and three famous MOOCS technology platform. The article concludes with frank criticism and suggestions for improvement.