You are depicting universities as noble endeavours that have in recent years been colonized by some neo-liberal mechanism of privatisation. I don’t disagree with that characterization; its clear for all to see.
But my argument is also with universities, because from my perspective they themselves are instruments of colonization (as anyone who is *not* from Britain would tell you).
To be colonized by Oxford and Eton is as bad as being colonized by Madison Avenue and Stanford.
My work with MOOCs is *not* about ‘bringing new (and non-broken) education to the delighted and grateful masses.’ From my perspective, they’ve had more than enough of that.
I view connectivism, and the MOOC, and the rest of the work I’ve done as providing (mostly) examples and (partially) means to help and enable people to provide their own education for themselves.