Closed, secret, but useful: The role of Facebook in journalism teaching

Riddle, Charles (2014) Closed, secret, but useful: The role of Facebook in journalism teaching. JEANZ 2014: State of the Industry, Christchurch, New Zealand, 3-5 December, 2014. (Unpublished)

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Facebook is a recent tool in teaching journalism at Wintec. Initially it was used to stay in touch with online correspondence students. Now it is used to by-pass institutional communication channels to meet students on familiar ground. It is our experience that (perhaps, hopefully) journalism students distrust institutional attempts to communicate with them through news forums on teaching platforms such as Moodle. Likewise, institutionally assigned student email addresses are almost universally ignored. This paper looks at the central role Facebook now plays in the way we run our classes.

Item Type:Paper presented at a conference, workshop or other event, and published in the proceedings
Keywords that describe the item:Facebook, journalism, teaching platforms
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Schools > School of Media Arts
ID Code:3606
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Deposited On:18 Dec 2014 00:56
Last Modified:18 Dec 2014 00:56

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