In case the quotes didn't clue you in, this post doesn't argue against massive open online courses (MOOCs) such as the ones offered by Udacity, Coursera, and edX. I think they are very worthy ventures and will serve to progress our system of higher education. I do however agree with some criticisms of these courses, and that there is room for much more progress.
What's the "problem" with MOOCs?
The MOOLE section of this post really gets to the heart of my earlier criticism of MOOCs.