Introduction to Journalism

Making Connections: Learning How Students Want to Learn

1:24 PM Sep. 23, 2011 — by Howard Finberg

As we finish the first third of our semester, it seems like a good time to look at how the Live Lectures are working.

Good news: The Live Lecture from Poynter faculty has been outstanding. The teaching has been consistent, engaging and to the point of helping students understand journalism. The less than happy news: Students have decided they prefer the "anytime" approach to viewing. While the folks at Poynter NewsU think this is fine, I can't help but be a bit wistful for the missed opportunity for students to engage with the Poynter lecturer.

However, we wanted to learn and adjust. So, we dropped the second lecture,

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