Liz Gannes

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Google and EdX to Launch a UGC MOOC Site Next Year

Google and edX are teaming up for an open-source massive open online course site, MOOC.org, that in 2014 will allow anyone to create and post courses. The initiative from Google comes out of the company’s research group, and brings two of the stronger brand names in the biz into partnership in the rapidly-crowding online education space. Elite universities will continue to contribute to a separate MOOC site, edX.org.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work