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

Apr 1, 2014

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.