I like this article for a number of reasons. First, it draws on Randy Garrison's comprehensive model of self-directed learning (behind a paywall, but you can find it here). Second, it draws from people who have offered a variety of large and small MOOCs. And third, it offers concrete suggestions on how to support self-directed learning, rather than leave it to the learner's existing capacity and skills. These strategies include goal setting, time management support, providing flexible learning resources, clear navigation and navigation instruction. This is a rare open access article from this journal, and I address my appreciation to the author.