Here is everything you need to know about MOOC-based education:
The goal of the MOOC (should be “mook”, cause it is designed by the plutocrats for the mooks) frenzy is twofold. First, it is to commoditize higher education, and allow big for-profit corporations to sink their blood funnels into the massive tuition/fees artery. Second, it is to provide cheaper, more uniform higher education to the proles, preparing them for life as corporate drones.
The children of the wealthy will never, ever be subject to MOOC-based education, and the elite institutions they attend–who are perfectly happy to publish some courses on-line for free viewing by the public–will never, ever allow their students to take MOOCs for course credit. (Or if they do, they will be *extremely* restricted in the total number of MOOC credits they allow to count for major and graduation.) These kids are being prepared to be leaders and bosses of the poor mooks who are gonna be subject to MOOCs, so they need real education.
Just like the Tom Friedmans of the world don’t eat cheap greasy fattening nutrient-poor corporate swill at Denny’s, they don’t allow their kids to be subject to shitteasse greasy educational corporate swill like MOOCs.