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Join our Failure to Disrupt Virtual Book Club this Fall.

Join Justin Reich, guest presenters and students from MIT for a ten week book club exploring themes in Failure to Disrupt and implications for remote learning this fall. Every Monday from 3-4pm ET, starting September 21. 

Catch up on all the Podcasts hosted by Justin Reich throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

A recent paper from Justin and his colleagues in response to the pandemic.

“Amid the intense pressure to get remote learning right, right now, it may seem inconceivable to devote scarce resources this May to imagining handwashing routines in September. But experienced crisis managers in many other settings have learned the hard way that in the midst of emergencies, the future has a way of crashing down more quickly than could be expected.”

"Publish good projects and learning resources. Make them accessible. Disseminate widely. Check in with students. Solicit feedback. Plan for re-entry. Schools that do a few simple things well, listen to stakeholders, and plan for the future will likely be in the best position on the other side of this crisis.”

“MIT students are brilliant, have many experiences learning online, and are a tremendous resource. Ask them for help in your transition, and ask for their advice about how they individually learn online or their best experiences in online courses.”