Tag: online learning

by Julie Keck

1. ‘Landmark’ student-data-privacy law enacted in California (Benjamin Herold / Education Week) 2. EDUCAUSE 2014: Online learning could fundamentally change role of universities (D. Frank Smith / EdTech Magazine) 3. How edtech tools have revved up 21st century STEM instruction (Bill Church / EdSurge) 4. MOOC U: The revolution isn’t over (Jeff Selingo / The […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. MIT study finds learning gains for students who took free online course (Nick Anderson / The Washington Post) 2. Can Google X’s recently departed founder save the MOOC? (Michael del Castillo / Upstart Business Journal) 3. Tech industry-designed higher education heats up with $35M investment in Udacity (Gregory Ferenstein / VentureBeat) 4. Using digital […] more »

by Mark E. Johnson

You’re neither a dusty old prof sliding acetates onto a projector nor are you all revved up for a full MOOC. You’re just you, wanting to be a little better, hoping to engage your students in a new way or free up a little face time for talking. It’s time to start flipping. MOOC? Flipping? […] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

I remember the exact moment I got sold on blended learning. My multimedia boot camp course met Monday mornings, most weeks with tech-based assignments due. My Sundays became increasingly bogged down with emails, instant message chats and even the occasional call as students wrestled the demons of HTML, video editing and page design. My husband […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Journalism innovation lab may be ‘game-changing’ (Rem Rieder / USA Today) 2. Google launches new courses in programming with Udacity (Gregory Ferenstein / VentureBeat) 3. EdX CEO on the future of online learning (Rahim Kanani / Forbes) 4. Can MOOCs lure international students to US colleges and universities? (Charlie Tyson / Inside Higher Ed) […] more »

by Mark Glaser

When I launched PBS MediaShift back in January 2006, I wanted to focus our coverage on how digital disruption was changing various media businesses, from newspapers to magazines to TV to movies. But when I visited Ball State’s communication and journalism program in 2007, I realized that there was yet another institution about to be […] more »

by David DeFranza

College towns have a set of seasons all their own: the quiet shudder of the winter, the frenzied exodus of the spring, the lazy silence of the summer, and the excited buzz of the fall. Here in Chapel Hill, N.C., it’s no different. And this fall, I too was eager to join my classmates in […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Journalism and communications schools are at a crossroads. The old ways of teaching are being questioned and new forms of decentralized, online teaching are being tried at various schools. While journalists might not require the certification of doctors or therapists, their skill set is being pushed beyond the traditional “print,” “broadcast,” “PR” monikers and into […] more »

by Mark Glaser

The slang term old school can have different connotations depending on its context. Going “old school” could mean doing something traditional and old-fashioned in a hip way. Or it could be someone who is stuck in an old way and can’t find their way to the new. The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism screams […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education. 1. Google’s Gingras: Journalists need to focus on invention, not transformation (Poynter) 2. Mich. professor’s YouTube course is just right for many (USA Today) 3. Online learning and upheavals in social networks (MIT Tech Review) 4. Students rush to web classes, but profits may be much later (NYT) […] more »