Tag: higher education

by Erica Salkin

Criticism about the distance between mass communication’s ivory tower and the newsroom is nothing new. Recent essays and blog posts have popped up on social media feeds decrying the lack of a connection between academia and the “real world.” The Washington Post described the issue as “valuable scholarship stays locked up, obscure and inaccessible” and […] more »

by Katie Steiner

The following piece is a guest post. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. In the news industry, it seems that the latest trend is to remove comment sections. Last year, Reuters, Re/code and Popular Science all got rid of them, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal kicked off 2015 by removing theirs (they have since […] more »

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 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 Julie Keck

1. ASU journalism school set to launch center for network of citizen sources (AZ Central) 2. Seen and heard at #SXSWedu (Jimmy Daly / EdTech) 3. Are MOOCs really failing to make the grade? (Andrew Smith Lewis / Re/code) 4. Opinion: Colleges need to act like startups — or risk becoming obsolete (Evan Selinger & […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Apple, U.S. clash in court over e-books antitrust monitor (Joseph Ax / Reuters) 2. ‘OverDrive': app makes it easy to borrow e-books (Marc Saltzman / USA Today) 3. London Book Fair sets digital conference lineup (Publishers Weekly) 4. ALLi, Kobo team up on indie author campaign (Mercy Pilkington / Good eReader) 5. First self-publishing […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. With Open platform, Stanford seeks to reclaim MOOC brand (Steve Kolowich / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Existential journalism revisited (Magda Abu Fadil / Huffington Post) 3. Success of edtech tied to broader improvement strategies? (Ben Kamisar / Education Week) 4. Journalism in the classroom (Naomi Sharp / Columbia Journalism Review) 5. Opinion: […] more »

by Stephen J. A. Ward

Talk of media revolution is so ubiquitous that we sometimes become inured to the force of what we say. We nod our head in agreement that change is everywhere, but we fail to think through the consequences of change. During my public talks, I note that many people accept the fact of media revolution but […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Higher ed leaders urge slowdown of MOOC train (Inside Higher Ed) 2. An online summer camp for maker kids (CNN) 3. Applications to Education Pioneers boom…will edtech benefit? (Education Week) 4. Goldstein: My MOOC improves my classroom (Huffington Post) 5. 7 must-have apps for summer learning (Take Part)   Get our newsletters delivered straight […] more »

by Amy Schmitz Weiss

This post was co-written by Kevin Robinson of San Diego State University. Many reports and articles lately have documented the change of tide in higher education today. Many higher education institutions across the United States are facing declining resources, state budget cuts, decreasing endowments or funds, and an ever-changing student enrollment that swings upward and […] more »