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“We’re Not Phoenix” Prestige, MOOCs, Etc.

In a recent talk at UC-Irvine I mentioned that MOOC purveyors had learned lessons from the trajectory of for-profit higher education. I made a passing mention to 2tor CEO saying … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · 3 Comments

Profit, HigherEd and Lessons on the Prestige Cartel

My friend Aaron Bady (who may one day learn to spell my whole name!) had the foresight to publish his excellent analysis of temporality, future fetishization, and MOOC evangelism at … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 7 Comments

Talking MOOCs and 4profits at UC Irvine

Catherine Liu was kind enough to invite me to ruminate on for-profit higher education at UC-Irvine this week. I joined my twitter friend, Aaron Bady, in a free-wheeling discussion of … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Race, Bureaucracy, Data, and MOOCs

Two things made this drive-by post happen. First, Eric Cantor is continuing a long tradition among many in the conservative Republican party by calling for the end of federal investment … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Blog Year in Review

All of the cool kids on Twitter are posting their most widely shared articles and posts from the year. I struggle with that kind of self promotion so I will … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

MOOCs, Coursera, Online Education and Performing Innovation

You have been warned about my unicorn killing habit, right? Good. Let’s dive in. By the nature of the work I do on for-profit colleges, I also closely¬†follow online education. … Continue reading

July 19, 2012 · 5 Comments