The presentation summarizes how the ICT-based developments affect teaching and learning, focusing specifically on the MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). MOOCs offer is growing very rapidly: there are almost 9,500 courses available in 2018, while they were about 4,000 in 2016, and just few hundreds in 2012. The presentation compares the most popular MOOC providers both globally and at national level. The comparative analysis involves US, China, and the major Western European countries, including Italy. The latest trends in MOOCs show that they play a key role in life-long learning within the current changing job landscape. On the other hand, a shift can be observed in MOOC providers’ priorities towards users who are willing to pay.
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