Making science fun: ASAP Science videos should be on everyone’s weekly watch list
Jun14

Making science fun: ASAP Science videos should be on everyone’s weekly watch list

Science, technology, engineering and math, aka STEM, are key areas of knowledge for the 21st century. Heck, they were key in the 20th century, too! Remember JFK and the moon challenge as well as his tribute to science on the 100th anniversary of the National Academy of Sciences? Recent scientific advances have not only made international cooperation desirable, but they have made it essential. The ocean, the atmosphere, outer space,...

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The First College Journalism Students

Paper submitted to be considered for presentation at the national convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, History Division, Washington, D.C., 9-12 August 1995. THE FIRST COLLEGE JOURNALISM STUDENTS: ANSWERING ROBERT E. LEE’S OFFER OF A HIGHER EDUCATION by Joseph A. Mirando, Ph.D. Southeastern Louisiana University Hammond, LA 70402 office: (504)549-3374 fax: (504)549-5014 Readable copy...

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Carnival of Journalism: What is the role of a liberal arts education?
Nov08

Carnival of Journalism: What is the role of a liberal arts education?

Specifically, what is the role of journalism education? The Carnival of Journalism is back (oh, yeah!) and student media is this month’s topic. At the Online News Association meeting last month, journalism education was a hot topic, with the “teaching hospital model” coming under fire. I think the issues are much much bigger than journalism. Even bigger than the “future of higher ed in a digital age”...

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Future of Education : Live Session Tonight
Jan17

Future of Education : Live Session Tonight

Tune in at 5 pm Pacific for a live FutureofEducation.com interview with Holly Epstein Ojalvo and Esther Wojcicki to talk about student journalism as “the” curriculum for the 21st century. Date: Thursday, January 17th, 2013 Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern (international times here) Duration: 1 hour Location: In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Log in at http://www.futureofed.info. The Blackboard Collaborate...

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Stanford iTunesU class adds interaction

Digital communications technologies disrupt information industries. That’s Craigslist siphoning off newspaper classified ads. It’s Hulu helping 20 somethings cut the cord. It’s Pandora (or Spotify, if you wish) facilitating micro-radio stations. One of the largest information industries in the country, higher ed, has had its hands full with state budget cuts; digital tech has not decimated the bottom line. (Yet.) I...

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