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Harry Potter Fans Made a MOOC for Hogwarts, and You Can Enroll Now

Harry Potter Fans Made a MOOC for Hogwarts, and You Can Enroll Now | Smart Media | Scoop.it
As a 10-year-old reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, I had but one wish: that I, too, would soon receive an owl from Hogwarts, a letter of acceptance that could rescue me from my boring life as a Muggle. It wasn’t just Harry’s magical adventures that appealed to me....
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For someone who has spent so many years of her life as a (very happy, thank you) student, my MOOC track record is a fat ''epic fail.'' Despite uniformly high hopes, I never am engaged enough to see one through. 

 

But Hogwarts? Maybe.... 

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Top Ed Tech Trends for 2014

Top Ed Tech Trends for 2014 | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Even in the fast-evolving world of educational technology, some things remain the same while others continue to change. As we did our annual review of various year-end trend articles, we realized t...
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Seems to me that the outlook for MOOCs (booming expansion aside) remains mixed, but predictable trends such as social media integrations, games-based learning, and cross-platform technologies are joined here by growing EdTech hot spots, namely: international markets and student privacy concerns vis a vis big data. 

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