Digital inequality scholarship is well-intentioned. It debunks myths about digital media’s inherent egalitarianism and draws attention to the digital dimensions of social inequalities. Digital inequality scholars have shown, for example, that people with access to networked media use those technologies in different ways, some of which are thought to be more beneficial than others. They have highlighted how differences in skills and quality of access shape use.
Not about MOOCs per se but digital inequalities favoring learners from privileged and social backgrounds are built into the xMOOC model ~ no less, just somewhat differently than into the bricks and mortar model