Still processing this concept. It certainly describes a lot of online education initiatives that I have observed.
The implied pedophilia reference might be a little over the top. Or maybe not.
Description certainly fits ed institutions that use walled gardens and proprietary LMS. Agents of social control. I always thought that the expression "scratch a teacher, find a cop" was a bit harsh too but I think schools might be getting to be more of an extended hostage taking incident than ever.
Defining “Creepy Treehouse” | Flexknowlogy
Somebody has come up with a counter to Creepy treehouse as posted on Stephen's Web.