Educators and institutions have a choice about who controls MOOC copyright, their ability to earn revenue and their MOOC user data.
I'm arguing that MOOC producers need to be sure they are getting a good deal. The rights precedents are stacking up in favour of the platforms, who see education as a publishing deal. I disagree. Learning is a wholly different kind of contract.
Joshua Kim on the disconnect of faculty and campus in learning technology: faculty innovates, management puts the brakes on, or heistates to adopt widely. Question for LMS: do unified platforms solve the problem technically ? Probably yes. Socially ? Possbily no.
Who owns what learners do in a MOOC is going to be thorny topic. Educause is optimistic that Fair Use will cover it: but this rests on learners making original "transformative" use of copyrighted third party material in the MOOC. Not many do.
Horizon Scanning study points to a ‘new kind of pedagogy’ in higher education by 2020
This is the flipside of the MOOC enabling students to be assembled in a way that intersects vertically with the traditional continuum of education. The tutors hop in from above when you need them, they don't wait in a queue to see the learners