Why Professors at San Jose State Won’t Use a Harvard Professor’s MOOC


“Professors in the philosophy department at San Jose State University are refusing to teach a philosophy course developed by edX, saying they do not want to enable what they see as a push to “replace professors, dismantle departments, and provide a diminished education for students in public universities.”  Full article on Inside Higher Ed here.   Understood, if one has never taken a MOOC and experienced that it is not much different than a textbook?  Is this much different than using another Professor’s book to teach?