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WJEC Ignite: Judy Oskam

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WJEC Ignite: Judy Oskam

  1. 1. Judy Oskam Texas State UniversityTexas State University BEA IGNITEBEA IGNITE Teaching Hybrid JournalismTeaching Hybrid Journalism
  2. 2. Teaching Hybrid Journalism Judy Oskam Professor & Director oskam@txstate.edu @judyoskam 2
  3. 3. Hybrid Classes • Combine effective online and classroom experiences • Connect students to a campus & professor • Boost student enrollment • Maximize university facilities • Might generate distance fees • Allow faculty to transition to online 3
  4. 4. Journalism Experience Faculty Expertise –Writing –Reporting –Video/audio/web –Creating content –Chunking information –Working on deadline Experiential Learning 4
  5. 5. Organization • Start with assessments & work backwards • Develop your course schedule & syllabus • Structure routine assignments • Connect students with you & the content • Dates or calendar in one location 5
  6. 6. Oskam CREATE Method • C – connect • R – realistic • E – evaluate • A – accessible • T – time commitment • E – ergonomics 6
  7. 7. Connect • Welcome message • Personal comments on assessments/assignments • Meet with students on campus, by phone, chat, skype, • Audio & video lectures • Weekly assignments – small stakes • On campus meetings (workshop format) 7
  8. 8. Realistic • Play to your strengths • Audio vs. video (Camtasia Relay, Prezi) • Due dates (weekly, Sunday night) • Post Learning Modules • Rubrics help you and the students • Applied (off-line) assignments (conduct interviews, cover events) • Provide student examples with permission 8
  9. 9. Evaluate • Determine how much time you will spend on each class/assignment/project • Review quiz and assignment content • Monitor participation on forums/chat rooms • Use the site stats tool in your LMS • What’s working? Email traffic & questions will help you with this 9
  10. 10. Accessible • Be approachable • Make it easy for students to reach you • Set your email policy so students know when you will respond • Make sure students know you are a ‘real person’ 10
  11. 11. Time Commitment • Start early • Schedule online time • Online or virtual office hours • Pace your assignments & quizzes so you can provide feedback • Avoid the correspondence model 11
  12. 12. Ergonomics • Desk/chair/computer – Work standing up at a counter or raised desk • Take breaks • Position of screen • Schedule a massage (really!) 12
  13. 13. Teaching Hybrid Journalism • C – connect • R – realistic • E – evaluate • A – accessible • T – time commitment • E – ergonomics 13
  14. 14. Questions & Comments Judy Oskam oskam@txstate.edu 3rd World Journalism Education Congress Mechelen, Belgium 3-5 July 2013 14

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