Tag: edshift

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Each Thursday, we round up the top stories of the week in journalism education and digital learning. Sign up here to get the Journalism & Digital Education Roundup delivered to your inbox. 1. Code School Udacity Promises Refunds if You Don’t Get a Job (Cade Metz / Wired) 2. VML and MU School of Journalism […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Each Thursday, we round up the top stories of the week in journalism education and digital learning. Sign up here to get the Journalism & Digital Education Roundup delivered to your inbox.  1. Medill Heads West, Planning to Partner Journalists with Engineers (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 2. In Rethinking the Future of the Maynard Institute, […] more »

by Mark Glaser

When I first started the MediaShift blog for PBS in January 2006, I had a vision for much more than just a one-person blog. To try to cover the changing media world, it would require having more contributors helping to cover what was happening at newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, music, movies and more. And rather […] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

When I first asked an educator friend to explain the Common Core standards to me, she said, “It boils down to agreements on what kids should learn and when.” Sounded simple to me. The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-based set of educational standards covering what children should learn in math and English […] more »

by Fannie Cohen

Blended learning is a hybrid mix of online and in-class teaching intended to boost student engagement and bring learning into the 21st century. This method encourages collaboration, discussion and in-person learning in lieu of the traditional lecture format. Teachers integrate technology into the course with online management systems such as Blackboard or Moodle, which provide […] more »

by Lauren Simonis

On Friday, May 16, our bi-weekly #EdShift chat will focus on how to do field reporting with mobile devices. The chat will take place on Twitter at the #EdShift hashtag at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET. It will be moderated as usual by MediaShift’s Education Curator Katy Culver, with special guests Neal Augenstein of WTOP and iphonereporting.com, Marc Blank-Settle of the […] more »

by Lauren Simonis

On Friday, May 2, our bi-weekly #EdShift chat will focus on tips for students to find jobs and internships and ideas for effective interviewing and networking. The chat will take place on Twitter at the #EdShift hashtag at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET. It will be guest-moderated by Jen Mizgata of the Online News Association (ONA). Special […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

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, […] more »

by Lauren Simonis

On Friday, April 4, our biweekly #EdShift chat gets a brand new spin. The students are taking over. The chat will involve students from journalism programs across the country, focusing on what they need from their journalism education. The chat will take place on Twitter at the #EdShift hashtag at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET. […] more »

by Claire Groden

This week, in honor of MediaShift’s launch of EducationShift, we’re turning our gaze to one of the biggest issues in higher education: digital disruption — with the advent of online education, e-learning and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). If the New York Times called 2012 “The Year of the MOOC,” then two years later, it’s […] more »