There is a certain irony that the only institutions prestigious

enough to be courted by the biggest MOOC companies are also the only ones secure enough — in every sense — to turn them down. Some lovely quotes here:

EdX Rejected,” Ry Rivard, Inside Higher Ed (April 19, 2013): “Would we join some sort of agribusiness company that was taking over family farms and producing junk food if they offered us some incentive to do it?” [Amherst chair of  neuroscience Stephen A.] George said.

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