Tag: harvard

by Steve Doig

As it turns out, you don’t need Muppets to teach a good online course. I worried about this a few months ago as I began to prepare for my Arizona State University ASUonline ”Media Research Methods” class. This concern blossomed when, out of curiosity, I signed up for a Harvard EdX online course on computer science basics and watched the [...] more »

by Claire Groden

This week, in honor of MediaShift’s launch of EducationShift, we’re turning our gaze to one of the biggest issues in higher education: digital disruption — with the advent of online education, e-learning and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). If the New York Times called 2012 “The Year of the MOOC,” then two years later, it’s [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. K-12 schools are missing out on the edtech trend (Carmel DeAmicis / PandoDaily) 2. An ex-journalist to j-schools: Adapt or die (Byron P. White / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. How two struggling schools got two different results with edtech (Katrina Schwartz / MindShift) 4. The disruptive business model for higher education is [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Online education: No longer lost in translation (Forbes) 2. J-school in the Land of the Junta (ForeignPolicy.com) 3. Harvard professors call for greater oversight of MOOCs (Chronicle of Higher Education) 4. Do Bring-Your-Own-Device programs encourage bullying in schools? (Edutopia) 5. Much ado about MOOCs (EdSurge) Get this and other MediaShift newsletters delivered straight to [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Blogonomics: Honesty is the best policy when soliciting donations on the web (Reuters) 2. ‘House of Cards’ and the joys of addiction viewing (The Verge) 3. Instagram asks court to throw out class action lawsuit over policy changes (memeburn) 4. Harvard professor: Digital may have disrupted media first, but education is next (GigaOm) 5. [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Can online education tackle achievement gap? (NPR) 2. Harvard launches free online courses – 100,000 sign up (Boston Globe) 3. Combining online learning and the Socratic method for medical school (Scope – Stanford University) 4. Teachers make money selling materials online (AP) 5. Concerns build about online options for special [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Education chief: “Over the next few years, textbooks should be obsolete.” (AP) 2. Is Big Brother invading the classroom? (Salon) 3. Op-ed: It’s time to hit the ‘off’ button in the digital classroom (Toronto Star) 4. Do students behave better in a digital [...] more »

by Carrie Lozano

Journalism schools can be as competitive as newsrooms: They compete for students, foundation grants, faculty and reputation. But spurred by the Carnegie-Knight initiative on the Future of Journalism, deans and representatives from 17 universities (including me) spent a day at Harvard University discussing what they can collectively do to support public interest reporting. It was [...] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

Sometimes, the partners in a collaboration seem obvious: NPR and Frontline, for example. Kanye and Jay-Z. Peanut butter and jelly. (OK, so peanut butter and jelly don’t really “collaborate,” per se … but they certainly work together. They’re a team. I’m sticking by this point.) Other times, though, you see that two people or two [...] more »

by Jaclyn Schiff

For years, journalism fellowships have afforded young and mid-career journalists the opportunity to hone their craft, pick up new skills and learn more about their beats. These paid programs last anywhere from a couple of weeks to a full year, and often require journalists to take time off from the newsroom. The resource site JournalismJobs.com [...] more »