MOOC is not a new term, but I discovered it only recently so for me it is new. If you have no idea…then hey – join the club of those wanting to learn new stuff.
Massive Open Online Courses is the term, and the concept is brilliant. Universities and business schools, all over the world distribute free classes online. Say what? Yes, Stanford, MIT, Harvard, London Business school, they are all there! Pretty much everything you can dream of, is available online for free. All you need to do is start looking for it. The best proffessors, entrepreneurs, business and thought leaders. They are all there. The format is a bit like TED talks, but more in a classroom scenario.
This brief video explains the principles, and http://www.mooc.org has loads to begin with.
Simply google your topic of interest + MOOC, and you are on the right track.
Happy learning and spread the word!