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08.27.2014
by Joshua Kim

Just two years ago, some were heralding “the year of the MOOC” – the age when Massive Open Online Courses would permanently disrupt the higher education landscape and open instruction free to the masses. We’re now in what some call the “trough of disillusionment on the Gartner Hype Cycle.” In the open online learning community, this shift away [...] more »

Education
08.26.2014

Every time I move, I spend the first day or so sobbing and eating alone at greasy dives in my new town — unpacking, ignoring phone calls and making empty vows to myself. I will never move again. I will never break up again. I will never leave my friends again. I will buy a [...] more »

Education
08.25.2014

Rumors were circulating on Twitter that a teen pop sensation was dead, and it was my job to get the story. Of course, eyewitness accounts varied, the facts were shifting quickly and I had an editor texting me every few minutes, asking me where the story was. I was confronted with the unique challenges of [...] more »

#EdShift Chats
08.25.2014

On Tuesday, Aug. 26, our #EdShift chat will focus on blended learning in the classroom. Join us at 1 pm Eastern Time/12 pm Central Time/10 am Pacific Time as we discuss tools and platforms for this increasingly popular hybrid teaching model. The chat will be moderated as usual by MediaShift’s Education Curator Katy Culver, with special guests [...] more »

EducationShift
08.25.2014
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 »

Education
08.21.2014

Each semester, many of us ship our students outward toward internships. We hope they are headed to places that will treat them with respect, to managers who will teach them, to environments where they can learn the business and get a sense of what they want to do and what they don’t want to do. I’ve [...] more »

Education
08.18.2014

Though “9/11 Stories: The Children,” an iBook produced by Rutgers University, began as an ordinary conversation between two seasoned journalists, the multimedia package consists of all but ordinary conversations. The iBook comes after a 9/11 Project course was offered in the spring of 2011, first imagined by former Rutgers professor Ron Miskoff and New Jersey Press Association [...] more »

Education
08.14.2014

If ever there was a sign that media entrepreneurship has come of age in journalism and communication curricula, the attendees of the Association for Educators of Journalism and Mass Communication provided it. By last week’s end, two of the organization’s divisions were jockeying to add entrepreneurship to their wheelhouse. Educators from around the world gathered [...] more »

Education
08.12.2014

Communications professors at Tec of Monterrey had a visitor last week, Thom Gencarelli of Manhattan College, who made us think about what we are teaching and how we are doing it. Among the questions he left us with: In 1985, Neil Postman wrote that the dominant media of a culture in fact shapes the culture, [...] more »

#EdShift Chats
08.11.2014

On Tuesday, August 12, our #EdShift chat will focus on accreditation in journalism schools. Join us at 1 ET/12 CT/10 PT as we discuss how this hot-button issue is affecting J-Schools and what ideal standards might look like. The chat will be moderated by Deb Wenger from the University of Mississippi with special guests Don Heider from [...] more »


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About EducationShift

EducationShift aims to move journalism education forward with coverage of innovation in the classroom as journalism and communications schools around the globe are coping with massive technological change. The project includes a website, bi-weekly Twitter chats at #EdShift, mixers and workshops, and webinars for educators.

  • Katy Culver: Education Curator
  • Mark Glaser: Executive Editor
  • Lauren Simonis: Education Intern
  • Design: Vega Project

MediaShift received a grant from the Knight Foundation to revamp its EducationShift section to focus on change in journalism education. It will extend the conversation started by Eric Newton's "Searchlights and Sunglasses," a resource for journalism educators.