Justin Reich

Learning Scientist, MIT Teaching Systems Lab

Justin Reich is a learning scientist interested in learning at scale, practice-based teacher education, and the future of learning in a networked world. He is an Assistant Professor in the Comparative Media Studies/Writing department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the director of the MIT Teaching Systems Lab. The Teaching Systems Lab designs, implements, and researches the future of teacher learning. He is the instructor for five free, openly-licensed MOOCs about change leadership in education. He is the author of Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can’t Transform Education, forthcoming from Harvard University Press. He is also the host of the TeachLab Podcast. He was previously the Richard L. Menschel HarvardX Research Fellow, where he led the initiative to study large-scale open online learning through HarvardX, and a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is an alumni  and faculty associate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. His writings have appeared in Science, The Atlantic, Educational Researcher, the Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed, the Christian Science Monitor, and other publications. For several years, he wrote the EdTechResearcher blog at Education Week. Justin started his career teaching wilderness medicine, and later taught high school world history and history electives, and coached wrestling and outdoor activities.

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