If you could go back in time, where would you go to?

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So, I’m studying this MOOC module on historical fiction, which has my brain zinging about in all directions.  We’ve had a canter through the historical novel, and there have been some great seminars by authors of historical fiction.  Each author has been drawn by a period in time, or an event, or a curiosity about something.  So, what’s yours? Continue reading If you could go back in time, where would you go to?

Mad about the MOOC

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Until a few weeks ago I hadn’t even heard of the term “MOOC”, let alone what the latest in acronyms stands for.  Right now in Virginia, there’s a debate going on about whether they’re great or not…. Oh, you want to know what it is?  Massive Open Online Course.  Thanks to a link from a friend, I’m studying Coursera’s “Plagues, Witches and Wars” an 8-week programme on historical fiction, along with 18,000 others around the globe. Continue reading Mad about the MOOC