How MIT’s ‘Reddit for Credit’ course came to be


This week, MIT’s Chris Peterson, the architect of the “Reddit for Credit” course opened up to Motherboard about why and how he started the hugely popular comparative media studies course for undergrads at that tech school. Yes, there’s a lot of Reddit-watching. But that’s not all.

Under Peterson’s eye, students study the social and behavioral underpinnings of communities on Reddit, sure, but also other technology like Tinder and Dogecoin, Peterson told Jason Koebler. The course will be offered in the spring.

For more, read Koebler’s piece at Motherboard.

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