Six Things Educators Can Do Right Now To Go Digital

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October 28, 2013 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Six Things Educators Can Do Right Now To Go Digital
This $29.95 Webinar is free thanks to the support of the Knight Foundation.
Originally Broadcast On:
October 28, 2013
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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In recent years, journalism has been turned upside down and inside out. Yet journalism education hasn’t been able to keep up. Classroom texts take a long time to update, and new curriculum even longer to form.

The result? Just 26 percent of newsroom managers interviewed say their new hires had the skills to be successful, according to a Poynter survey.

In this Webinar, Eric Newton, author of a new e-book that doubles as a classroom tool, will offer six ideas that educators of all levels can use to drive digital into the classroom.

Examples of each idea appear in an e-book debuting Oct. 17, Searchlights and Sunglasses, Field Notes from the Digital Age of Journalism, which is both a call for change in journalism education and an example of that change. You can also follow the conversation on Twitter at the hashtag #edshift.

What Will I Learn:
  • Using digital educational resources to enhance learning

  • Shifting to open, mobile and social assignments

  • Where to find the latest tools and techniques

  • Groups you should join to associate with other digital educators

  • Ideas for conducting live news experiments with open, collaborative teams

  • (This one is a surprise)

Who Should Take this Course:

Educators interested in enhancing their classrooms with digital tools.

Course Instructor:

Eric Newton

Eric Newton is senior adviser to the president at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. As program director and vice president, during the past decade he helped build the journalism and media innovation program from a department of one into a team of seven, overseeing the development of more than $300 million in grants. Previously, Newton was founding managing editor of the Newseum, leading the content team at the world's first museum of news.

Newton is the originator of the "Be a Reporter" game, who conceived, wrote and edited the game’s journalism elements. He also wrote the teacher's guide that accompanies the game.

Training Partner:

Knight Foundation

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation advances journalism in the digital age and invests in the vitality of communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. Knight Foundation focuses on projects that promote community engagement and lead to transformational change.

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