Tag: digital skills

by Julie Keck

1. Gender gaps in journalism classes and newsrooms concern students (Antara Sinha /  USA Today) 2. Uncovering security flaws in digital education products for schoolchildren (Natasha Singer / New York Times) 3. Digital ‘slavery simulation’ game for schools draws ire, praise (Benjamin Herold / Education Week) – Subscription 4. Digital skills crisis looming in UK, […] more »

by Erica Salkin

“For our semester project,” I announced to my SP402 class last spring, “you will plan, create multimedia content for, and launch a website dedicated to a shared topic.” The students of this upper-division course — mainly juniors and seniors — looked at each other and then me, bewildered. Evidently that was not what they expected […] more »

by Howard Finberg

Educators say they think digital skills are important, but how likely is that journalism schools and programs are actually teaching students those skills? Are those journalism programs teaching the skills that will ensure their students’ success in a multiplatform, multimedia ecosystem? I worry that educators have made only the first step toward change: they’ve acknowledged […] more »

by Tina Barseghian

For schools in low-income communities, the idea of investing money, time, and energy into a digital media program or mobile-learning program might seem superfluous. Administrators and teachers already have so much to contend with — safety issues in high-crime communities, chronic student truancies, debilitating health issues due to poverty, families in constant state of flux, […] more »

by Devin Harner

This piece was co-written by Alexa Capeloto. A couple of days after news broke of Osama bin Laden’s killing in Pakistan, a group of students at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where we teach journalism, sat in a classroom and talked about how they were first alerted to the story. Most said Facebook. Some […] more »

by Tina Barseghian

How do we make schools more relevant to students? Teach them the skills they need in the real world, with tools they use every day. That’s exactly what Esther Wojcicki, a teacher of English and journalism at Palo Alto High School in Palo Alto, Calif., is attempting to do with the recent launch of the […] more »