As the rise of open-access learning opportunities through technology -- including massive open online courses (MOOCs) -- continues, it becomes essential to understand both their strengths and limitations as educational experiences. To open that discussion, Adjunct Lecturer Justin Reich, Ed.D.'12, is teaching a new course this semester, Massive: The Future of Learning at Scale, in which students explore these environments and the technologies being used by "creating [their] own networked learning community."
In this edition of the Harvard EdCast, Reich -- the Richard L. Menschel HarvardX Research Fellow, based in the Office of the President and Provost at Harvard University -- reflects on the design process of his new course and what makes it unique.
The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast is a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.