Tag: online learning

by Julie Keck

1. Journalism innovation lab may be ‘game-changing’ (Rem Rieder / USA Today) 2. Google launches new courses in programming with Udacity (Gregory Ferenstein / VentureBeat) 3. EdX CEO on the future of online learning (Rahim Kanani / Forbes) 4. Can MOOCs lure international students to US colleges and universities? (Charlie Tyson / Inside Higher Ed) [...] 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 David DeFranza

College towns have a set of seasons all their own: the quiet shudder of the winter, the frenzied exodus of the spring, the lazy silence of the summer, and the excited buzz of the fall. Here in Chapel Hill, N.C., it’s no different. And this fall, I too was eager to join my classmates in [...] 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 Mark Glaser

The slang term old school can have different connotations depending on its context. Going “old school” could mean doing something traditional and old-fashioned in a hip way. Or it could be someone who is stuck in an old way and can’t find their way to the new. The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism screams [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education. 1. Google’s Gingras: Journalists need to focus on invention, not transformation (Poynter) 2. Mich. professor’s YouTube course is just right for many (USA Today) 3. Online learning and upheavals in social networks (MIT Tech Review) 4. Students rush to web classes, but profits may be much later (NYT) [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Report shines little new light on journalism woes (Geek Wire) 2. Online education invites new ways to cheat (Washington Monthly) 3. Duolingo taps the power of crowds to make learning a language free (MIT Tech Review) 4. Fostering big ideas to solve problems [...] more »

by Doug Ward

The rush to create large, free online classes has generated anxiety at universities around the country. With finances already tight and with a surge of movement toward online learning, universities are being forced to move quickly to change centuries-old models of learning. Terms like historic, seismic and revolutionary now pop up in descriptions of the [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Stanford, Columbia share $30 million digital-media gift (Chronicle of Philanthropy) 2. Apple’s new iBooks won’t school college bookstores any time soon (Wired) 3. Knight Center course teaches journalists in digital world how to cover disasters, crises (Knight Center) 4. The forgotten role of [...] more »

by Audrey Watters

This summer, Stanford University announced its plans to make three of its introductory computer science classes available for free to the general public. The classes — Machine Learning, Introduction to Databases, and Introduction to Artificial Intelligence — were to be taught by Stanford faculty and held online in conjunction with the regular on-campus courses held [...] more »