Getting Started with the iPad: Teaching

Update: I’ve written a newer post about teaching with the iPad, if you’re interested in seeing how some of my later experiments worked out. My first effort to teach using the iPad wasn’t entirely voluntary. The DVI-to-VGA adapter for my MacBook Pro failed, and because I couldn’t get a new one in time for my …

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Starting Out with the iPad: Reading

It hasn’t transformed my life. But some things are changing. I got my iPad last week, a few days before the start of classes. I immediately procrastinated on finishing my syllabi by spending the better part of an evening setting it up with apps and files. I’ll focus in this post on how the iPad …

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Resources for Grad Students

I originally posted this on the course site for my Introduction to Graduate Studies in Mass Communication class, but thought I’d cross-post here as many who visit this site are likely interested in some of these resources as well. These are all books, software, and tools I discussed with my students on the first night …

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My Five Easy Multimedia Tips

I attended the June 13-18 Multimedia Storytelling Workshop at the Knight Digital Media Center at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley. It was a phenomenal experience. I met 19 fabulous journalism professionals and a great group of knowledgeable and skilled trainers; I learned new photo, video, audio, and web skills; I listened to …

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“The Branded Professor”

I recently had the opportunity to provide a guest blog post for the University of Venus, a blog focused on the concerns of Generation X women in higher education. I addressed an issue I’ve written about briefly here before: the increasing use of branding terminology both in the classroom and for academics themselves. I’m crossposting …

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Do Social Media Users Link to Magazines?

The Project for Excellence in Journalism has posted a summary of its recent study “New Media, Old Media: How Blogs and Social Media Agendas Relate and Differ from the Traditional Press.” The study compares the variety of topics included in news-related blog posts and tweets with the range included in mainstream media coverage, and found …

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