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Justin Reich is an educational researcher interested in 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, an instructor in the Scheller Teacher Education Program, a faculty associate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, and the director of the MIT Teaching Systems Lab.

The Teaching Systems Lab investigates the complex, technology-rich classrooms of the future and the systems that we need to help educators thrive in those settings. He is the co-founder of EdTechTeacher, a professional learning consultancy devoted to helping teachers leverage technology to create student-centered, inquiry-based learning environments. He was previously the Richard L. Menschel HarvardX Research Fellow, where he led the initiative to study large-scale open online learning through the HarvardX Initiative, and a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Justin started his career teaching wilderness medicine, and later taught high school world history and history electives, and coached wrestling and outdoor activities.

Projects & Tools


CopyrightX is a twelve-week networked course offered under the auspices of Harvard Law School, the HarvardX distance-learning initiative, and the Berkman Klein Center.


Mar 13, 2012

RB 194: The Wiki 1%

Only 1% of educational wikis succeed in creating the kind of multimedia, collaborative learning environment we have come to associate with open educational resources like PBWikis…

Mar 2, 2012

RB 192: Wikis, Teaching, and the Digital Divide

Technology has made us all kinds of promises when it comes to transforming the way we learn — not least of which was the promise to break the "digital divide." But there is some…


Jul 7, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

The Web We Want & The Ed We Want

with Justin Reich

In this talk, Justin Reich will highlight some of the exciting innovations within education that seek to put students and learners in charge of their online lives.

Jul 1, 2014 @ 12:30 PM

MOOCs and the Science of Learning

with Berkman Fellow, Justin Reich

This talk will examine current trends and future directions in research into online learning in large-scale settings.

Jan 21, 2014 @ 6:00 PM

The First Year of HarvardX: Research Findings to Inform the Future of Online Learning

with Berkman Fellow Justin Reich and more

Based upon data from 400,000 registrants, the researchers will explore the influence of diverse teaching approaches and instructional platforms, highlight the various learning…

May 7, 2013 @ 12:30 PM

Personalized Learning, Backpacks Full of Cash, Rockstar Teachers, and MOOC Madness

The Intersection of Technology, Free-Market Ideology, and Media Hype in U.S. Education Reform with Justin Reich, Berkman Center Fellow

Personalization, Backpacks of Cash, Rockstar Teachers, and #MOOC Madness: Free-Market Ideology, Media Hype, & ed reform. This event will be webcast live at 12:30pm ET.

Mar 20, 2013 @ 7:00 PM

Play Nice!

The Science of Player Behavior in Online Games

Toxic player behavior is one of the biggest problems in online gaming today. In this interactive discussion we will discuss how psychological insights can create greater civility…

Jan 17, 2012 @ 12:30 PM

Will Free Benefit the Rich? How Free and Open Education Might Widen Digital Divides

Justin Reich, Berkman Center Fellow

The explosion of open education content resources and freely available collaboration and media production platforms represents one of the most exciting emerging trends in…