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!

Mar 27, 2014, 09:43 PM, United Kingdom
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