Tag: online education

by Julie Keck

1. How some professors deploy mobile technology in their teaching (Mary Ellen McIntire / Chronicle of Higher Education) (Subscription) 2. Edcamp continues expansion with $2 million from Gates Foundation (Benjamin Herold / EdWeek) 3. Poynter will host a Mobile News Summit at Columbia Journalism School (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 4. Four edtech teaching trends for […] 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 Stacy Forster

As online education hits a more mature point, journalism programs are offering a range of distance-learning courses. But how do you effectively translate the in-class experience to the web, especially when teaching something like writing leads? On Tuesday, Aug. 4th, our #EdShift chat on Twitter will explore the different ways journalism is being taught online, […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. MOOC provider pledges ‘open’ license option (Sean Cavanagh / Education Week) 2. Students in free courses study, but not as much as most students do (Mary Ellen McIntire / Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. Dave Eggers’ nonprofit helps first-gen students crowdfund college (Charley Locke / EdSurge) 4. Investors rethink edtech as dealflow declines (Jonathan […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How streaming media could threaten the mission of libraries (Steve Kolowich / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Still little consensus on role of massive, online courses in higher education (Kyla Calvert / PBS NewsHour) 3. What India can teach Silicon Valley about its gender problem (Vikram Chandra / Wired) 4. How to integrate […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Reynolds Foundation establishes business journalism bureau at ASU’s Cronkite School (Emily Overholt / Phoenix Business Journal) 2. What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education (Science Blog) 3. Teachers test drive Google’s Classroom (D. Frank Smith / EdTech) 4. Should you MOOC and match? (Carl Straumsheim / Inside Higher Education) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Top 10 schools to major in journalism (Russell Westerholm / University Herald) 2. New government data sheds light on online learners (Devon Haynie / US News) 3. Via tablet or smartphone, learning with MOOCs (Kit Eaton / New York Times) 4. How relationships make or break a low-income #edtech classroom (Margina Parker / EdSurge) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. ‘Mizzou Mafia’ member tells J-School grads that path is not easy (Ashley Jost / Columbia Tribune) 2. College faculty seeks to cut ties with online-education company (Steve Kolowich / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. Beer, open online learning, and Janux (Joshua Kim / Inside Higher Ed) 4. Ten tips for grabbing students’ attention […] more »

by Robert Quigley

Co-authored with Avery Holton MOOCs, or massive open online courses, have been alternately heralded as the future of online education and a flop. Although MOOCs promise education for the masses, they often have mass desertions after the first week and are lucky to have 10 percent completion rates. Research is showing that the courses just […] more »