MOOCS still in UK think about it mode, USA maybe more vocational

I get the impression there is still a UK base for opinion that MOOCs are still something to be thought about later or maybe they will go away. I notice Peter Scott has stopped writing about them. Last year he was very reluctant and recently  considered the finances of UK universities without any technology to reduce costs, expand the market or just connect with something worth study.

Meanwhile in the USA there seems to be a new emphasis on vocational courses. Maybe this is just better suited to what MOOC technology can offer. Maybe there is some connection between the content and new situations. Meris Stansbury writes in eCampus News about Udacity and competency based programs.

These may be the sort of courses UK universities don't want to get involved with anyway. But it may turn out later that something has got momentum on a different basis.