Friday, August 29, 2008

Taking Sandel's online "Justice" course

Harvard's Michael Sandel, JusticeI received an invitation through the Harvard Alumni Association to take "Justice" online. The class is taught by Professor Michael Sandel of Harvard's government department. I've heard about this class for years, and the preview looked fascinating. It's a great opportunity to take it online for free.

It looks like it will require a significant time commitment. There are 24 streamed sessions starting in September, plus opportunities to discuss the class with other alumni and even Professor Sandel. But it's a commitment I am willing to make. This is not just because the class looks interesting, but also because I have never taken online classes at Harvard, even though they were offered at the Extension School when I was a student there. I have some strong opinions about online education and its place at Harvard (which I will discuss in my final post for Post Harvard), but also realize that my viewpoints are limited by a lack of experience.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have always wanted to take this Justice course, but it isn't really part of my ALM program. Let us know how it goes.

ian said...

Will do! The class starts in a few weeks, and I am really looking forward to it.