Journalism & Digital Education Roundup, April 17, 2014

    by Courtney Lowery Cowgill
    April 17, 2014

    1. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt chief content officer: We should ban “digital” learning (Mary Cullinane / EdSurge)

    2. Teaching adolescents how to evaluate the quality of online information (Julie Coiro / Edutopia)

    3. After discontinuing Semester Online, Northwestern alters online education goals (Cat Zakrzewski / Daily Northwestern)


    4. Harry Potter fans made a MOOC for Hogwarts, and you can enroll now (Alex Heimbach / Slate)

    5. Why Richard C. Levin is out in front, and optimistic, about online education (D. D. Guttenplan / New York Times)

    6. Tough career choice: legacy media or startup (Juliana Sesay / American Journalism Review)


    7. Learning to code: The new after-school activity (Lorraine Luk / Wall Street Journal)

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    Managing editor Courtney Lowery Cowgill is a writer, editor, teacher and farmer. As a teacher, she’s an adjunct professor at the University of Montana School of Journalism, specializing in feature writing, legislative coverage, rural journalism and online journalism. Formerly, she was the editor in chief of the online magazine NewWest.Net, which she co-founded. Before that, worked as a newswoman for the Associated Press. When she’s not writing or editing, she’s helping her husband wrangle 150 heritage turkeys, 30 acres of food, overgrown weeds or their young children.

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