The MOOC Misstep and the Open Education Infrastructure
"The following is a pre-print of an essay set to appear in Bonk et al.’s forthcoming book MOOCs and Open Education around the World. It may undergo some additional editing before publication. Unlike the rest of the content on opencontent.org, this article is published under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license v4.0, as per my contract with Routledge. This essay remixes some material that was previously published on opencontent.org. In this piece I briefly explore the damage done to the idea of 'open' by MOOCs, advocate for a return to a strengthened idea of 'open,' and describe an open education infrastructure on which the future of educational innovation depends."