Tag: online learning

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 »

by Amy Eisman

“Beyond J-School 2011” is sponsored by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, which offers an intensive, cutting edge, three semester Master of Arts in Journalism; a unique one semester Advanced Certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism; and the CUNY J-Camp series of Continuing Professional Development workshops focused on emerging trends and skill sets in the industry. This […] more »

by Tina Barseghian

How do we make schools more relevant to students? Teach them the skills they need in the real world, with tools they use every day. That’s exactly what Esther Wojcicki, a teacher of English and journalism at Palo Alto High School in Palo Alto, Calif., is attempting to do with the recent launch of the […] more »

by Tina Barseghian

With more than 500 million Facebook users across the world, it’s hard to refute that the social networking site has profoundly changed the way we communicate and share information. But what’s the Facebook effect on kids? When it comes to navigating the social networking world — whether it’s Facebook or fan fiction sites — the […] more »

by Anne Nelson

Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. This fall, more than 70 million students headed back to school in America, of which 50 million are going to […] more »