Tag: moocs

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education, curated by Courtney Cowgill. 1. Making a great online course, and why high drop-out rates aren’t a bad thing (Elliott Masie / VentureBeat) 2. Planning an ed-tech transformation…in 1989 (Benjamin Herold / Education Week) 3. How Edtech startup ‘Native Innovation’ goes the extra 300 […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. What colleges can learn from journalism schools (Libby Nelson / Vox) 2. Stanford scholars flex know-how at learning, design, and technology expo (Leonard Medlock / EdSurge) 3. Will free online courses ever replace a college education? (Benjamin Winterhalter / The Atlantic) 4. What will the future of education look like? (Krystal D’Costa / Scientific […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. MOOCs: My course, your content (Carl Straumsheim / Inside Higher Ed) 2. How one rural district is making the edtech transition (Ned Kirsch / EdSurge) 3. Journalism class and the value of project-based learning (Jim Streisel / Education Week – Teacher) (subscription) 4. “Here’s why I never have to teach anything boring again” (Brian […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Going Google: Lessons learned from rolling out 1200 Chromebooks (Brandon Phenix / EdSurge) 2. Will MOOCs undermine top business schools, or help them? (Steve Kolowich / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. Podcast: Copyright in online education (Doug Lederman / Inside Higher Education) [AUD] 4. Online Smithsonian courses show MOOC market may be a […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Journalism education debate: Getting beyond ‘the typical BS in J-school classes’ (Dan Reimold / College Media Matters) 2. What would Socrates think about MOOCs? (Kevin Carey / Slate) 3. College newspapers are following students online, but will revenue come, too? (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 4. Google’s Classroom takes the clutter out of everyday assignments […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Journalism needs the right skills to survive (Howard Finberg / Poynter) 2. Webb: Journalism schools need to make the ‘degree matter more’ (Justine McDaniel / American Journalism Review) 3. J-school students inadvertently cause school lockdown during videography project (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 4. EdTech companies abroad reap financing, analysis says (Sean Cavanagh / Education […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. European Commission wants MOOCs providers to help boost regional web skills (Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch) 2. No silver bullets: Hybrid High learns a tough #edtech lesson (Mary Jo Madda / EdSurge) 3. Google names student journalism fellows, launches data course online (Todd R. Weiss / eWeek) 4. 3 global #edtech trends to watch (Jeff […] more »

by Robert Quigley

Co-authored with Avery Holton MOOCs, or massive open online courses, have been alternately heralded as the future of online education and a flop. Although MOOCs promise education for the masses, they often have mass desertions after the first week and are lucky to have 10 percent completion rates. Research is showing that the courses just […] more »

by Lauren Simonis

On Friday, March 7, our bi-weekly #EdShift chat will focus on Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other online efforts in journalism education. The chat will be moderated as usual by MediaShift’s Education Curator Katy Culver, with special guests Owen Youngman, Northwestern University, Howard Finberg, the Poynter Institute, and Rosental Alves, University of Texas-Austin. A Storify will be […] 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 »