"Many MOOC’s are based on an educational model that has a curriculum from a body of knowledge that, so the logic goes, when mastered will prepare someone for meaningful work. Improving one’s education to get a job is often a primary motivator for participation. It’s the way the system has worked for decades. The “job” was the way we redistributed wealth, making capitalists pay for the means of production and in return creating a middle class that could pay for mass produced goods. That period is almost over. America has hit peak jobs TechCrunch informs us. The New York Times calls it the rise of the permanent temp economy. The recession, combined with technology, is killing middle class jobs, reports the Associated Press.
"We will not find a rebalance between jobs and people having them."
Via Jim Lerman, Ivon Prefontaine