MOOCs: Education’s “The Emperor Wears No Clothes” Moment | libcom.org
The emperor may not be entirely naked but it is certain that in time he will lose part of his luster if only because, as usual, novelty wears out.
The recent backlash against MOOCs has tended to romanticize an ideal of public higher education. Yet, education has always been tied up with systems of domination, and MOOCs present an opportunity to reveal the contradictions of higher education—to expose the emperor’s dirty secrets.
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