Banned in Lake Wobegon
It’s a good thing all the children are above average, because they’re going to get left out of the latest revolution in education. Minnesota’s Office of Higher Education has ruled that online courses (MOOC’s) are not legal in the state.
Coursera has altered their Terms of Service to include the following:
Notice for Minnesota Users:
Coursera has been informed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education that under Minnesota Statutes (136A.61 to 136A.71), a university cannot offer online courses to Minnesota residents unless the university has received authorization from the State of Minnesota to do so. If you are a resident of Minnesota, you agree that either (1) you will not take courses on Coursera, or (2) for each class that you take, the majority of work you do for the class will be done from outside the State of Minnesota.
So go back to watching cat videos, the Internet’s no place for learning.