My comment on today's MOOC news...
Time once was In New Haven Conneticut Richard Levin did instruct All the scholars Yale could induct If today That scholar sought a dollars gain, He’d brush up on his netiquette To join the MOOCing game.
In olden days a glimpse of data Was news to a course creator. But now, God knows, Anything Goes.
Professors who were once pedagogues, Pour over charts of server logs’, Fire Hose! - Anything Goes.
The world’s mistook today And just look today, There’s ebooks today, And there’s MOOCs today, And the hook today Is they’re took today By everyone one knows And as I'm not a proud Courserian I feel so antiquarian A-pro-pos, Anything goes
When Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller Raise $40million dollars with videos, Anything Goes.
When Thrun would pivot in Fast Company Disrupting en-tire industries full of pros. Anything Goes.
If some TED you’d like, Not higher ed you like Venture Cap. you like, And free crap you like, M.C.Q.s you like, Money too you’d like, Well, see how it flows! When investors are always hoping Your course will pretend to be open when it’s closed, Anything Goes.
And though I am no educator I know that you’ll comment later If I propose, Anything goes... Anything goes!