11.S942 / 11.S196
Large-scale learning environments are places with many learners and few experts to guide them. This course explores the opportunities, limits, and tradeoffs of new technologies that support teaching and learning at scale. Through examining MOOCs, intelligent tutors, blended learning environments, and interest-based learning communities, students will examine the implications of these new modes of learning for classrooms, school systems, technology, equity, research, and policy. The coursework includes participation in public online learning environments, which can be done pseudonymously. Assignment options include a module-project or a portfolio of reflective writing and media drawn from participation in large-scale learning environments. Graduate students will complete additional assignments.