M told me a definition of education during our coffee chat – Education is what is left after you forget all that is taught. I believe he touched a very deeper level of education, the part that became part of who one is eventually.
That kind of education shapes who we are and is offered via a general environment. It is via our parents, our friends and families, our classmates, the museums, libraries around us. All of them influenced us so gradually that we often forget it is a process of education as well.
Therefore saying MOOC is revolutionising our education system is a bit of an exaggeration. MOOC provides us with information and knowledge. But to be knowledgable is different from being educated. When we talk about learning and teaching, education technology, I think it is important to define which kind of education is being transmitted first.