It is interesting to watch the intense activity and interest in massive open online courses (MOOCs) and the rush to use them in higher ed (especially public universities). The most enthusiastic proponents both inside HE and out seem to view MOOCs as the omnibus solution to all extant problems. It’s as if the attitude among top HE administrators is: “Let’s do it. It’s gotta fix something.” Unfortunately, the learned are not applying what they’ve learned (e.g. critical thinking, research, seek contradictory information, etc.).