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We're Gonna Make You POPular!

CJ Westerberg, July 12, 2013 1:22 AM


"Celebrated heads of states
or especially great communicators
did they have brains or knowledge?
NO , they were popular
It's all about popular
It's not about aptitude
It's the way you're viewed
So it's very shrewd to be very, very POPULAR
like me."
-1:24 mark WICKED, VIDEO

MOOC-POP:   Be Careful What We Wish For
2 Minute Video Below

From Edudemic about the top 10 MOOCs- 

"Below is a list of some of the most popular courses taught by "celebrities"
that you should know about. They range from the well-known (Stephen Hawking)

to education rockstars like Howard Rheingold and Michael Sandel. Who would
you like to take a MOOC from?"


Here a MOOC, There a MOOC, Everywhere a MOOC MOOC  -
16 Possible Effects of MOOCS - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly     
by C.J. Westerberg

Twitter vs. Education or Men vs. Women - Tom Whitby My Island View
(note from editor:  BTW - Not a single woman in the above mentioned line-up in this post of top 10 - Amazing.)


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