Tag: students

by Paul Barnwell

I remember plenty of seven-digit numbers from my youth — the Gabrielli’s home phone, the Young’s, and the Bardo’s among them. I probably had about 20 numbers cataloged in my 12-year-old brain. I remember memorizing directions to ride my bike to various swimming holes in Concord, N.H., including the old train bridge spanning the Merrimack [...] more »

by Dan Reimold

College memes are suddenly invading the Facebook streams of students at schools throughout the U.S., Canada, and parts of Europe. As The Cherwell, Oxford University’s student newspaper, explains, the meme is “an idea or behavior that spreads through a culture by imitation. Internet memes follow this principle, humorous images are copied and re-captioned, concisely describing [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

“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. Welcome [...] more »

by Greg Graham

In the battle for the hearts and minds of students, the front line for educators has changed over the last couple of decades. Rather than the age-old struggle for access, the foremost concern today is one of attention. Sure, there will always be issues of access, but for the most part that battle has been [...] more »

by Rob Arcamona

Last week, a Missouri judge issued a preliminary injunction against the state, suspending part of a law that would have made it illegal for teachers and students to connect via social networks. Section 162.069.4 of the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act — which aims to protect children from sexual predators — prohibits teachers from establishing, [...] more »

by Audrey Watters

Last week, a  study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that cell phones have become “near ubiquitous”: 83 percent of American adults own one. Over half of all adult mobile phone owners had used their phones at least once to get information they needed right away. And more than a quarter said [...] more »

by Terri Thornton

When social media first gained attention, I heard many people scoff that these online connections couldn’t possibly be real friends. Some even used “Facebook friend” as a synonym for shallowness, fearing people might trade face-to-face interaction for a virtual life online. But many years, re-tweets, meet-ups, event invitations and birthday wishes later, the majority of [...] more »

by Alfred Hermida

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. Twenty-something university students usually head to Thailand in search of exotic adventures. But when a group of 10 University of [...] more »

by Wayne MacPhail

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. On a cold fall night about 20 years ago I was standing in a phone booth alongside the Welland Canal. [...] more »

by Jen Lee Reeves

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. In a time and age when many of my generation assume the younger generation understands technology, I have been surprised [...] more »