Harvard U. Will Offer Exclusive MOOCs to Alumni

Steve Kolowich, Observatoire de Paris, Feb 11, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Quick quiz: what part of "exclusive MOOCs for alumni" is inherently self-contradictory? Here's their plan: "Prospective donors—alumni, other benefactors, even corporate and foundation executives—who take advantage of MOOCs will likely develop a greater appreciation for the institution and its faculty and, therefore, a greater willingness to provide philanthropic support." Because of course Harvard is the neediest charity of all.

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