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Education
08.12.2015
by Kathy E. Gill

Sometimes baby steps make learning easier. But not always. I remember getting the email with the news that my web design class was transitioning from traditional face-to-face to hybrid: half the students in the classroom, half online (synchronous). And the email, a couple of years later, that said the class was transitioning to 100 percent […] more »

DigitalEd
08.11.2015

Each week, MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people — with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC, and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org. FEATURED TRAINING Data Viz […] more »

Education
08.10.2015

For those who teach online courses, scrolling through student posts in a class discussion board can feel like panning for gold. You strain your eyes for bits of brilliance amid the sluice and slurry of malformed or repetitive thoughts. “In my opinion, I agree with her post.’’ “As he pointed out in his post, some […] more »

Education
08.07.2015

As long as humanity has existed, so too have humans been cheating to get ahead. College campuses act as microcosms for all manner of social discourse working itself out – the poignant, innovative and repugnant among them. So it comes as no surprise that, when you drop students into high-pressure academic settings, some 75 percent […] more »

Education
08.04.2015

Online classes are to classrooms as the Kindle is to a physical book – convenient, readily accessible, but undeniably not the same. Doing classwork online isn’t new. Students are familiar with online discussion boards, taking quizzes on course management systems and filing articles for the Turnitin.com plagiarism check. Professors regularly upload lecture notes and give […] more »

Education
08.03.2015

After three years as an instructor of journalism and strategic communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I’m getting the hang of this teaching thing. Which means, of course, it’s time to add a twist — I’m spending the next year developing, then teaching, an online course for our undergraduates. So, here I am — starting […] more »

Citizen Journalism
07.30.2015

Co-authored with Maren Hall-Wieckert “This is where customers find fast cash, and sometimes … lose their minds. You won’t believe what’s in store.” – truTV’s Hardcore Pawn The myriad of reality television shows about pawnshops — from Hardcore Pawn to Combat Pawn to Pawn Stars — is an indicator of an uptick in interest in alternative […] more »

Education
07.23.2015

I graduated from Boston University with a degree in journalism. I’m currently unemployed and cover college hockey mostly for free, so I freelance on the side. Despite not having a full-time job, I don’t regret graduating with a journalism degree. I’m actually pretty lucky, since I learned a lot of skills at BU. I took […] more »

Education
07.21.2015

A few years ago I read a story about web design that defined it as a “mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda and philosophy.” Save for propaganda, I can pretty much vouch for the rest of that quote based on my experience building websites for the past two decades. So it was no surprise that […] more »

Education
07.21.2015

Each week, MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people — with a focus on digital training. We’ll include our new DigitalEd courses, as well as those from Mediabistro, NewsU, KDMC, and others. If we’re missing anything, please let us know at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org. FEATURED TRAINING How to […] more »

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About EducationShift

EducationShift aims to move journalism education forward with coverage of innovation in the classroom as journalism and communications schools around the globe are coping with massive technological change. The project includes a website, bi-weekly Twitter chats at #EdShift, mixers and workshops, and webinars for educators.

  • Katy Culver: Education Curator
  • Mark Glaser: Executive Editor
  • Lauren Simonis: Education Intern
  • Design: Vega Project

MediaShift received a grant from the Knight Foundation to revamp its EducationShift section to focus on change in journalism education. It will extend the conversation started by Eric Newton's "Searchlights and Sunglasses," a resource for journalism educators.