LIST: Where Do Journalism Schools Stand on MOOCs, Online Classes?

    by Zach C. Cohen
    August 30, 2013
    Image courtesy of Sidewalk Flying of Flickr.

    How will we teach the next generation of the journalists?

    Such is the question raised in PBS MediaShift’s “Back to J-School” special, and we want you to help us find out.

    The theory and practice of MOOCs are a widespread and heated debate, but let's look at exactly what school has done (or refused to do) when it comes to Web-based learning.

    Will J-schools flip the curriculum, focusing more on digital skills than journalism basics? Will they flip the classroom, moving most learning online and turning class time into lab time?


    Or will they embrace MOOCs and other forms of online class offerings as a component of the future of journalism education?

    After last week’s podcast on journalism education, Mediatwits regular Andrew Lih of American University was curious which schools had embraced online learning and MOOCs and which had banned them (so far).

    Below is list of our current findings.


    Did we miss a school? Is there an update we should know about? Fill out the form below, and we’ll add it to our list.

    Reporting contributed by Andrew Lih at American University and other assorted members of the ONA Educators group on Facebook. 

    Zach C. Cohen is the editorial intern for PBS MediaShift and currently studying abroad at la Universidad Nacional in Heredia, Costa Rica. Get regular updates from @Zachary_Cohen on Twitter or on his blog.

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