This short, entirely unscientific survey is entirely my own personal research into the topic of MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses. As part of my day job I'm tasked with building tools to help people discover and complete these courses, and to do that I need to better understand what people are looking for. Help me to help you!

* 1. How familiar are you with the term MOOC ("Massive Open Online Course")?

* 2. Have you ever taken an open online course?

* 3. When looking for online courses, which of the following factors is most important?

  Not Important At All Not very important Neutral Somewhat important Very Important
Is it free?
How much does it cost?
Can I start when I want?
Do I get a certificate of completion?
Can I get college credit?
Is there interaction with the professor?
Is there Interaction with classmates?
Is there video content?
Are there interactive quizzes?
Academic Subjects (Math, Shakespeare, History, etc...)
Career Subjects (Photoshop, HTML, MS Office...)

* 4. Why are you interested in taking open online courses? Does it have more to do with finishing / continuing your education in the traditional sense like you would do / would have done in college? Or is it more about immediate, practical skills you can apply in your career?

* 5. Which category below includes your age?

* 7. Thank you for your feedback. Please feel free to leave us any notes or ideas about how you think the future of open online courses can change the education industry for the better. What are we doing wrong? What haven't we thought of yet?