August 8, 2017, 1-5pm
Pre-Conference Workshop: AEJMC 2017 Chicago
Digital concepts and skills have been integrated into Journalism and Mass Communication curriculum for many years. Schools have added Web Design, Social Media, Multimedia and Data Journalism courses, and some programs have experimented with Drones, 360 Video and Sensor Journalism. Some programs have developed required courses, concentrations and new majors to reflect the digital workplace. Bringing Digital into the Curriculum will focus on innovation in journalism curriculum. Discussion will focus on understanding the nuances of the digital environment — things like platforms, products, engagement and data — and the steps a program can take to embark on meaningful change, for both faculty and administrators. This interactive session will feature design-thinking exercises to assess existing competencies and set goals for hiring, faculty reviews and professional development.
Graduates with these skills and perspectives are in high demand, in journalism and other industries. Assure your program is doing all it can to set your students on the right path.
Fee: $30 - Limited to 30 people
Location: Lincolnshire Room, 6th Floor Marriott Magnificent Mile
Key Questions To Ask Pondering Curriculum Changes No Matter the Size of Your Program - Bill Silcock
Panel: Innovation in Curriculum
Design Thinking About Curriculum with Tran Ha - Founder, Tiny Collaborative; formerly of Stanford dSchool and Chicago Tribune.
Thanks to all who attended this session.