Tag: online classes

by Julie Keck

1. New York Times science site targets curious (but distractible) students (Liana Heitin / Education Week) 2. ‘Machine teaching’ is seen as way to develop personalized curricula (Mary Ellen McIntire / Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. It’s official: News Corporation is looking to sell Amplify (Tony Wan / EdSurge) 4. Why women dominate in online […] more »

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 »

by Tara Golshan

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 »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

It was the mother of all educator ironies. I was in a class to learn how to effectively do “blended learning” — the combination of in-person and online course activities to improve student learning. Planted at Starbucks with laptop, iPad, headphones and the largest caffeine-hyped iced tea they could brew me, I stared at the […] more »

by Stacy Forster

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 »

by Julie Keck

1. Remote-proctoring helps curb cheating in online classes (Joshua Lim / Center for Digital Education) 2. Knight Foundation’s Eric Newton headed for ASU (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 3. An increasingly popular job perk: online education (Mary Ellen McIntire / Chronicle of Higher Education) 4. Edtech conferences you need to know (Betsy Corcoran / EdSurge) 5. […] more »

by Sonia Paul

Each week, PBS 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 mediashift [at] pbs [dot] org. FEATURED TRAINING THREAD […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Arizona State and edX will offer an online freshman year, open to all (Charles Huckabee / Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. District extends wi-fi to students in public housing (Michelle R. Davis / Education Week) 3. If only a Pulitzer paid his salary: Rob Kuznia’s journalism rollercoaster (Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast) 4. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why free is not the future of digital content in education (Mary Cullinane / Wired) 2. ‘Education innovation clusters’ aim to improve schools (Michele Molnar / Education Week) 3. Sydney Opera House models the future of digital education (via Business Wire) 4. Online or in-person? One college lets students switch back and forth (Casey […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Journalism curator Longform launching first iPhone app (Jeremy Barr / Capital New York) 2. Mail Online’s ad revenues rise nearly 50% year on year (John Plunkett / The Guardian) 3. Y Combinator releases its curriculum as a Stanford class — and online (Liz Gannes / Re/code) 4. College newspaper drops print, first to operate […] more »