Having co-opted the term 'MOOC', the commercial platforms have essentially rendered the term meaningless. That's the main takeaway from this MOOC conference, at least as I read this summary. "Already, the term 'MOOC' seems a bit quaint," writes Laurie Pickard. "Most MOOCs are no longer massive or open. None of what we call MOOC platforms refer to themselves in those terms." Maybe these platforms should abandon the term entirely and give it back to the people working toward open online education. Meanwhile, "MOOC platforms have also converged on a common business model, as described in Dhawal Shah’s Six Tiers of MOOC Monetization. With few exceptions, the top three MOOC providers have adopted all of the features of this model, in which free content attracts users, who are monetized with paywalls for course content and certificates, microcredentials, degrees, and corporate subscriptions."