Tag: moocs

by Julie Keck

1. Edtech in 2014: Wiping out the blackboard (The Economist) 2. Redefining the writing process with iPads (Beth Holland / Edutopia) 3. MOOCs are no magic bullet for educating Americans (Edward Luce / Financial Times) 4. Carnegie Mellon wants data on education technology (Jimmy Daly / EdTech Magazine) 5. Study: Most MOOC users are well-educated [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. What should reporters learn in journalism school? (Olga Khazan / The Atlantic) 2. Zuckerberg’s foundation co-leads $4 million seed round for Panorama Education (Tony Wan / EdSurge) 3. Students issue report card on MOOCs (Susan Galer / Forbes) 4. Opinion: Those required courses in journalism school are there for a reason (Robert Hernandez / [...] 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 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. A new framework for how Afghan schools teach journalism (Institute for War Peace Reporting) 2. TechStars-powered Kaplan EdTech Accelerator holds its first demo day in NYC (Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat) 3. A digital future: K-12 technology by 2018 (Matthew Lynch / Huffington Post) 4. All Hail MOOCs! Just don’t ask if they actually work [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Retailers fight exile from Gmail inboxes (Claire Cane Miller & Stephanie Clifford / NYT) 2. Former NSA and CIA director says terrorists love using Gmail (Andrea Peterson / Washington Post) 3. Storytelling ads may be journalism’s new peril (David Carr / NYT) 4. What does ‘mobile-first’ mean to publishers? (Josh Sternberg / Digiday) 5. [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google and EdX are building a “YouTube for MOOCs” (Slate) 2. Google Glass prompts journalism school experiments (Gov Tech News) 3. The great MOOC experiment (Inside Higher Ed) 4. Edtech business models that work (EdSurge) 5. 3 must-knows in distance education (Inside Higher Ed)   Get our newsletters delivered straight to your inbox. 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 Susan Currie Sivek

The age old question has cropped up again, but this time with a digital angle: Does a journalist today still need a degree in journalism? Journalism educators and professionals aren’t necessarily on the same page about what journalism students need to know to succeed — or whether students even need a journalism degree. According to [...] more »