Tony Bates, on leaving the online learning world, including this:
Lastly, I am concerned that the computer scientists seem to be taking over online education. Ivy League MOOCs are being driven mainly by computer scientists, not educators. Politicians are looking to computer science to automate learning in order to save money. Computer scientists have much to offer, but they need more humility and a greater willingness to work with other professionals, such as psychologists and teachers, who understand better how learning operates. This is a battle that has always existed in educational technology, but it’s one I fear the educators are losing. The result could be disastrous, but that’s a theme for a whole set of blog posts.
This is something I’ve noticed in other areas as well, and really worry about for my fellow computer scientists.
Of course, everyone’s prone to want to use their hammer on other people’s nails; academics (being people) regularly ignore the fact they’re not a subject-matter expert on every subject.