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Harvard EdCast: Examining the "M" in MOOC

By Matt Weber on October 22, 2014 1:20 PM

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.

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