After reading your post, I quickly created an image that shows the all-knowing owl who tries to teach “universally” relevant ideas, skills, perspectives in the context-free zone of xMOOCs. This time the owl is also taking the Socratic approach of teaching the world of animals by pretending not to know the answers so that his students will explore possible answers to the question/subject at hand through discussion 😉 I will leave you to predict what might happen — but I’ve added some possible responses from the animal students (plus the rhizome), from my all-knowing PhD perspective, that is. 😉