Coursera's contractual elitism

If you wonder why your university hasn’t linked up with Coursera, the massively popular provider of free online classes, it may help to know the company is contractually obliged to turn away the vast majority of American universities, writes Ry Rivard for Inside Higher Ed.

The Silicon Valley-based company said to be revolutionising higher education says in a contract seen by Inside Higher Ed that it will “only” offer classes from elite institutions – the members of the Association of American Universities or “top five” universities in countries outside of North America – unless Coursera’s advisory board agrees to waive the requirement.
Full report on the Times Higher Education site