What is our stance on questions asking about MOOCs? Are they on-topic or off-topic?
To put it otherwise, are MOOCs regarded as part of academia by this Stack Exchange community? (or do you prefer to wait a few years before?)
It depends on what the question is about. Questions asking about pedagogy, organization, and similar matters that aren't course-specific are fine. Questions that are too closely tied to a given course are probably not, as would be questions that are platform-specific. ("How do I enable feature X in course Y?" is probably not appropriate.)
In my view, MOOCs are services that are sometimes used in academia and sometimes used in a totally non-academic context (e.g. for self study for fun, for training in the workplace.)
I consider questions that are directly relevant to those using MOOCs in higher education to be on topic. I don't consider questions about MOOCs outside the context of academia or academic people to be on topic.
This seems consistent with the community history here. For example, is it possible to master one topic by starting with a MOOC course? was closed by the community for this reason.