I worked in for-profit, online education for 6 years before going to work at a traditional university and it was coming, gosh, 7-8 years ago. The more education is able to focus on the student needs, the better it will be. About 4 years ago, it really started to become student focused, and that only benefits the learner.
The "problem" is that the classes are credit-free, which means they won't replace non-MOOC classes. However, it makes a lot of basic information available to students and is another great method for students to receive content another way if they are having problems understanding what their professor is teaching.