Category Archives: journalism education

The Structure of Text and Links Can Significantly Affect Reader Interest and Understanding

This study in┬áScience Communication, tested two combinations of text and links (links to web sites versus links to explanations). For complex news about health and science, explanatory text with links that DON’T take users to other web sites significantly enhanced … Continue reading

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Explaining Social Media in Education

It was a thrill to participate in a four-person panel at DCWEEK 2010 downtown, featuring more than 100 events geared toward a variety of interests. Our panel, titled “Social Media In Education,” included discussions about my recent research of how … Continue reading

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Explaining How To Engage Students on Laptops

Participating in the “Summer Institute on Teaching and Learning with New(er) Technologies” is helping me to design research for my fall course, “Information 3.0.” ┬áCollaborating with 16 colleagues from across the University of Maryland campus revealed how different disciplines plan … Continue reading

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Explaining New Methods For Teaching and Learning

That’s the best way to describe the past five days for me given: (1) my presentation of “Information 3.0″ at our new building’s dedication ceremonies; (2) another presentation to a consortium of 12 member universities visiting campus; (3) another presentation … Continue reading

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