My comment on today's MOOC news...
Time once was
In New Haven Conneticut
Richard Levin did instruct
All the scholars Yale could induct
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,
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
When Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller
Raise $40million dollars with videos,
When Thrun would pivot in Fast Company
Disrupting en-tire industries full of pros.
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,
And though I am no educator
I know that you’ll comment later
If I propose,