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Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
Take a look at this video to learn more about the course: The five-week course Social Media for Journalists: The Basics will begin February 3 and end March 9, 2014. Understanding social media, how it works and how it can benefit journalism has been a rarity in newsrooms around the world. This course aims to provide journalists, media practitioners and the general public with knowledge about finding and distributing news and information in social media. Students will be introduced to common platforms, techniques, and ethical considerations. Five experts with practical experience in newsrooms in the United States will teach this course: Ryan Thornburg (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill), Craig Silverman (Poynter Institute and, Sharif Durhams (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel), Daniel Victor (New York Times) and Amanda Zamora (ProPublica).

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Who's winning at business news on the Web Business news is changing fast. Social media has become the default homepage, which has forced sites into a constant game of catch-up to find audiences. Old-school publications are being disrupted by faster upstarts. Take Business Insider, which jumped to second place in audience among business/finance news sites in the past year. Among established players, Bloomberg Business is about to announce that it just passed rival The Wall Street Journal in traffic.

Open & Distance Learning » Introduction to Lean Sigma Quality(Free MOOC) Introduction to Lean Sigma Quality(Free MOOC) Welcome to IT Sligo’s first MOOC! The Irish Prime Minister, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny presents IT Sligo President Terri Scott with a Public Service Excellence Award for our online courses. IT Sligo’s first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), launched on November 4th, 2013, taking the form of a free, six-week online course in Lean Sigma Quality. 2400 registered their interest before we had to close down registrations. We are now planning to run this MOOC again from October 2014.

education Welcome to the free OpenLearn course on open education. This course runs over seven weeks and is focused around the subject of openness in education. The course is an adapted extract from the Open University Masters-level course H817 Openness and innovation in elearning55 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip56)] (of which this is one of four blocks) and open, informal learners. This is the ‘stand alone’ version of the course, so you will be studying it independently of other students. Project of How → C.I.A. (Crazy Idea Brainstorm) Purpose: Create new ideas that you never thought about before. Bonus: Bigger understanding among cuisine du monde and music. Instructions: Before starting, all participants have prepared a dish or a drink from another country, which they are bringing to the potluck and a song to go with theme.

Creativity & Multicultural Communication Welcome To Creativity and Multicultural Communication CMC11 is an open online course that over 13 weeks explores the domain of Creativity and global communication in multidisciplinary venues. Participation is open to everyone and there are no fees or subscriptions required. Teach the web Your browser may lack functionality needed by Webmaker to function properly. Please upgrade your browser for an improved experience. Welcome to Webmaker! That username is taken You must choose a username Invalid username. All usernames must be between 1-20 characters, and only include "-", "_" and alphanumeric characters

epcop_learnspace Do you want to know all about eportfolios? Then join us here in this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and experience the What, Why, How, Where, So What, Now What and Then What of creating and reflecting in Eportfolios! The learnspace is a library, a resource kit, a gallery, a classroom, and a communication portal - a space for participants to learn collaboratively about Eportfolios. The learnspace has also provided a space for the EpCoP design team to discuss, select and gather relevant resources, activities, communications and networks that are structured to help practitioners to build an awareness of the power of Eportfolios and to develop the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for:

Blog Archive » Games Based Learning MOOC We’re doing a MOOC! To be more specific, we’re doing a . A MOOC is a based on the learning theory of connectivism. Open Learning Design Studio (OLDS) - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) The project will design, deliver and evaluate an 8-10 week Open Learning Design Studio MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) focusing on the theme of curriculum design with OERs, to be held in early 2013. Open to individual educators from across the UK HE, FE, and community and skills sectors, the MOOC will aim: to increase the uptake of OERs through embedding the use of curriculum design tools, practices and approaches in individual practice and design team culture; to empower practitioners to become change agents in their local contexts; and to produce a collection of CC-licensed OER resources for wider use after the MOOC ends. Weekly activities will feature a range of presenters with a focus on foregrounding successful JISC and HEA funded UK projects and giving UK practitioners access to (and opportunity to learn from) some of the best of European initiatives. Further details regarding how to get involved, start dates, and core themes will be announced during the summer. Project Outputs

Futures Lab Update #112: Digital Story Formats That Add Context and History This week we explore a publishing platform that integrates story components in a unique way, and a startup that organizes news reports around historical context. A Web-based publishing platform developed at the MIT Media Lab arranges related elements in a visual way that puts multimedia material into view alongside the text. Co-creator Alexis Hope tells us how the two-dimensional structure is enabling some experiments with storytelling.Reporting by Daniel Shapiro.

Course: bonkopen2012: Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success CourseSites by Blackboard Instructional Ideas and Technology Tools for Online Success Free, Open Course With Dr. Pedagogy First! Here I go thinking that I can quickly finish this task as I’m on catch up mode big time. I should have known better!! Having watched the video and read the articles, I am left thinking about Issac Asimov’s Foundation series. A lot of what was said makes me think that we have to be very careful where we go with learning.

And You Thought Your Newsroom Was Innovative Does your daily newspaper offer romance novels on the side? How about an interactive evening edition for the iPad? As media innovation increasingly targets an on-demand culture, these were among the projects that attracted interest at the 13th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), where hundreds of journalists, media executives, and academics gathered in April to exchange research and ideas about disruptions in journalism and global reactions to them. The conference, hosted by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, reliably draws a mix of professional news producers and high-level researchers.

First Steps into Learning & Teaching in Higher Education: 21 May – 22 June '12 Read the final report here (pdf). Also available on the HEA project website. Dissemination outputs for the project can be found here. First Steps will run again as an Open Online Course from 8 May – 14 June 2013.