All Things Considered
5:13 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

'Massive' Online Learning Can Sometimes Be Too Massive For Participants

Massive open online courses are one of the big ideas these days in higher education – free college level courses in which anyone with enough time and a decent Internet connection can participate.

And as people have taken part in MOOCs, as they’re called, we’ve learned a lot about what works – and what doesn’t – when it comes to this style of learning.

The latest Granite Stater to try his hand at such a class is David Brooks, who writes the weekly GraniteGeek science column for the Nashua Telegraph and GraniteGeek.org. He tells All Things Considered host Brady Carlson about his experience.

David Brooks of the Nashua Telegraph and GraniteGeek.org talks with NHPR's Brady Carlson.

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