Tag: online learning

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

1. Can Notifications Encourage Struggling College Students to Succeed? (Eric Westervelt / NPR 2. Online Ed for the Underserved (Carl Straumsheim / Inside Higher Ed) 3. Who’d Be a Journalist? (Héctor Tobar / New York Times) 4. 15 Ways to Work Your Beat (Kenna Griffin / ProfKRG) 5. Three Years Later, Jury Still Out on […] more »

by Mike Weigold

The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications has just launched a program that allows graduates of its online master’s degrees a chance to continue engaging with online classes for the rest of their lives. It gives access to high-quality, lifelong learning. It ensures that the knowledge and skills we provide our graduate students […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. ONA debuts a build-your-own-ethics-code platform (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 2. What the results of a survey of Coursera students mean for online learning (Ellen Wexler / Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. Education Department names first open education resources advisor (Dian Schaffhauser / Campus Technology) 4. Putting 2015’s higher education cyber-attacks into perspective (D. Frank […] more »

by Mu Lin

My experience teaching at West Virginia University tells me that a hybrid format works well for digital journalism courses. I want to share with fellow instructors how we structure a dual-instructor hybrid course and our experience teaching it. How we structure the dual-instructor hybrid course JRL225 Media Tools & Applications is required for all strategic […] more »

by Robert Bierman

Today, I had a Twitter exchange with a few classmates as to whether the word “Internet” should be capitalized. Our professor chimed in by tweeting about the difference between “internet” and “Internet.” This casual exchange represents a breakthrough. We’re classmates in the online Communications@Syracuse master’s degree program offered by the S.I. Newhouse School of Public […] more »

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 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 Julie Keck

1. Parents and social media (via Pew Research Center) 2. Fostering creativity with makerspaces (Nicholas Provenzano / Edutopia) 3. Why teachers make the best edtech administrators (Mary Jo Madda / EdSurge) 4. Web platform seeks to give students an alternative to the ‘wall of text’ (Meg Bernhard / Chronicle of Higher Education) 5. UF College […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Opinion: Change, don’t cut, journalism programs (Christina Coleburn / Washington Square News) 2. What net neutrality means for the future of education (D. Frank Smith / EdTech) 3. New principles aim to guide use, protection of student data (Benjamin Herold / Ed Week) 4. When it comes to digital education tools, diversity and individualization […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Our online learning community’s online learning failures (Joshua M. Kim / Inside Higher Ed) 2. Michigan State wants a big data professor on campus (D. Frank Smith / EdTech) 3. Social media gains momentum in online education (Jordan Friedman / US News & World Report) 4. What Georgia Tech’s online degree in computer science […] more »