- MOOCs are a type of marketing
- MOOCs are a financial policy for higher education
- MOOCs are an academic labor policy
- MOOCs are speculative financial instruments
- MOOCs are an expression of Silicon Valley values
- MOOCs are a kind of entertainment media
Bogost’s thoughts are a nice counterpoint to the naive, overblown optimism that comes from some MOOC supporters who seem willing to accept them as inevitable, or even preferable.