Ever gotten excited and registered for a MOOC only to lose interest or get distracted and never complete it? Happens to me ... from time to time. But I don't feel badly about it, I just have very focused needs for some of the MOOCs that I find interesting. I don't NEED to complete every MOOC I start, but it would be great if the content I'm after were available in less comprehensive, exhaustive contexts. NOOCs to the rescue (opens in new window)!
Nano Open Online Courses are going to special relevance in training/performance support but have plenty of applications in higher education too. I'm thinking "Learning Objects" for more comprehensive, academic course work.
I'll keep you posted on any that I find especially helpful!