Tag: learning

by Ed Madison

Reality television is rarely referenced as a resource for pedagogical insights. However, the genre’s success warrants a closer look as administrators seek new and affordable ways to train educators how to teach digital skills. We know that character-driven narratives have the power to engage and captivate viewers. Reality shows are a hyped-up hybrid of the documentary […] more »

by Beatriz Wallace

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 »

by Erica Salkin

In October 2011, Caitlin Curran was fired from her part-time position as a freelance web producer at WNYC Radio and Public Radio International. The reason, she explains in an article on Gawker, related to her participation in an Occupy Wall Street protest, at which this photograph was taken: #win #ows pic.twitter.com/TOKTd5wT — Ben Furnas (@bfurnas) […] 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 Zach C. Cohen

How will we teach the next generation of the journalists? Such is the question raised in PBS MediaShift’s “Back to J-School” special, and we want you to help us find out. Will J-schools flip the curriculum, focusing more on digital skills than journalism basics? Will they flip the classroom, moving most learning online and turning […] 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 Alexa Capeloto

Most journalism professors are probably familiar with the Poynter Institute’s News University, an online training ground of webinars and self-directed courses for media professionals and students. In fact, if they’re like me they incorporate free modules like The Lead Lab and The Be a Reporter Game into their classes. And why not? They are a […] more »

by Aran Levasseur

According to the ancient Greeks, humans received the gift of fire from the Titan, Prometheus. Paleoanthropologists have unearthed evidence that our early ancestor, homo erectus, was able to control fire around 400,000 years ago. Whether looking through the lens of myth or science the analysis is similar: Controlling fire was a watershed event in human […] more »

by Tina Barseghian

The promise of technology in the pursuit of learning is vast — and so are the profits. The Software & Information Industry Association valued the U.S. ed-tech market at $7.5 billion in 2010. With daily launches of new products promising to solve all manner of problems — from managing classrooms to engaging bored students with […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Ex-New York City schools chief touts News Corp. tablet computer venture (Huffington Post) 2. Schools consider social media rules for students and teachers (Hispanic Business) 3. Some universities require students to use e-textbooks (USA Today) 4. Does more technology in classrooms mean more […] more »