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Best Practices in Journalism Education in the Information Age


The contributions to this book reflect on more than four years of interactive online learning provided at the Konrad Adenauer Center for Journalism (CFJ) at the Ateneo de Manila University. First presented at a workshop at the Ateneo in December 2004 by CFJ faculty members from the Philippines, U.K. U.S.A., Australia, and India, the chapters draw on the faculty’s rich teaching experience and identify best practices

Divided into five parts, the book tackles different aspects of online journalism education. First there are the forewords.

Because online learning is a qualitatively different mode of learning, replete with its pedagogical limitations as well as possibilities, PART II ‘Breaching the Limits’ engages with issues such as how to establish and manage effective collaborative learning relationships. PART III ‘Managing Participation’ deals with the management of active and meaningful student participation through the use of asynchronous and synchronous modes of teaching.

PART IV ‘Assessing Performance’ deals with perennial questions such as how to evaluate student performance in a multicultural classroom and how to ensure that academic standards are met. PART V, finally, complements the contributions on online pedagogy by tackling ‘Trends and Futures’ in online journalism education such as ‘Grokking WebCT’.

The volume, sponsored by the Media Programme Asia of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, is recommended reading for online journalism educators as well as those more generally interested in the rapidly evolving field of online pedagogy.