Women in IT                      Opportunities and Challenges to                      Communication and the HumanitiesCind...
Hipster LearningPreparing for jobs that don’t exist yetOpportunities in digital mediaHow to stay current/lifelong learning
Teaching Tech in Mass Comm• Relevance to communication• Role of data in storytelling• Role of analytics in media
Opportunity to reach females• Women make up 2/3 of students enrolled in mass communication programs
Not the case in computer science• Less than 12% of computer science degrees are awarded to women
But my classes look like this…
• Students have gone on to roles as • Web Developer • Interactive Designer • Interactive Manager • Digital Marketing • Soc...
Undergraduate Curriculum• Fundamentals of Digital/Online Media – new core class• Web Design and Publishing• Multimedia Jou...
Graduate Curriculum• Issues in New Media• Online Media Design• Advanced Online Media• Content Management Systems
Experience Learning• SXTXState.com• TXStateofChange.com• TXStateMCWeek.com
Experimentation
Make Things• Strong online portfolio• Start a blog• Learn to shoot and edit  video and audio• Take things   to the next le...
Network!• Both online and offline• Develop a professional social presence; positive,  interesting, passionate• Connect wit...
Stay up-to-date• Read blogs and tech publications• Try out new platforms• Do tutorials• Pay attention
Champion Women in Tech
Thank You!Find this presentation at slideshare.net/cindyroyal
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Women in IT Panel Intro

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Intro to Women in IT panel at UT, April 9, 2013

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Women in IT Panel Intro

  1. 1. Women in IT Opportunities and Challenges to Communication and the HumanitiesCindy Royal, Ph.D.School of Journalism and Mass CommunicationTexas State Universitycindyroyal.comFind this presentation at slideshare.net/cindyroyal
  2. 2. Hipster LearningPreparing for jobs that don’t exist yetOpportunities in digital mediaHow to stay current/lifelong learning
  3. 3. Teaching Tech in Mass Comm• Relevance to communication• Role of data in storytelling• Role of analytics in media
  4. 4. Opportunity to reach females• Women make up 2/3 of students enrolled in mass communication programs
  5. 5. Not the case in computer science• Less than 12% of computer science degrees are awarded to women
  6. 6. But my classes look like this…
  7. 7. • Students have gone on to roles as • Web Developer • Interactive Designer • Interactive Manager • Digital Marketing • Social Media Editor • Digital Strategist • And more…
  8. 8. Undergraduate Curriculum• Fundamentals of Digital/Online Media – new core class• Web Design and Publishing• Multimedia Journalism• Digital Storytelling
  9. 9. Graduate Curriculum• Issues in New Media• Online Media Design• Advanced Online Media• Content Management Systems
  10. 10. Experience Learning• SXTXState.com• TXStateofChange.com• TXStateMCWeek.com
  11. 11. Experimentation
  12. 12. Make Things• Strong online portfolio• Start a blog• Learn to shoot and edit video and audio• Take things to the next level• Promote work on social media
  13. 13. Network!• Both online and offline• Develop a professional social presence; positive, interesting, passionate• Connect with professionals• Attend meetups
  14. 14. Stay up-to-date• Read blogs and tech publications• Try out new platforms• Do tutorials• Pay attention
  15. 15. Champion Women in Tech
  16. 16. Thank You!Find this presentation at slideshare.net/cindyroyal

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