There has been a bit of a "MOOClash" afoot and the breaking news that an Emeritus Economics professor has dropped-out mid MOOC only fans the flames.
From this LA Times article covering the news:
The action by Richard A. McKenzie, an emeritus professor in the UC Irvine business school, highlights the uncertainties faculty face in adapting traditional face-to-face classes to the emerging universe of massive open online courses known as MOOCs.
Do you feel that this news perfectly expresses the natural "growing pains" of the MOOC vs traditional learning model? Or are groups like Coursera trying to take what should be a "casual learning" framework and apply it universally to more formalized content and processes?