Future of Journalism Courses: The Case of Colorado

Written by Terry Flew on June 2, 2014

Information was leaked today about plans by the University of Queensland to discontinue its journalism course, and to merge the School of Journalism and Communication (SJC) with the School of English, Media Studies and Art History (EMSAH). An Issues Paper intended for internal discussion found its way to the ABC, which noted the following points:

“The change in the job market and falling demand suggest UQ should look for smaller cohorts of top students in the future”

“Some elite universities now

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New Media and the Transformation of Higher Education

Written by Terry Flew on October 17, 2013

My presentation on New Media and the Transformation of Higher Education at Bath Spa University can be accessed below. The full paper can be found here, and draws upon arguments developied further in my forthcoming book New Media: An Introduction (Fourth Edition), to be published by Oxford University Press in February 2014.

More on MOOCs

Written by Terry Flew on May 16, 2013

I am endeavouring to keep up to date on the latest discussions about Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs). To that extent, I am keeping a set of page links here of the many pieces I find from my social media sources:

Aaron Bady in The New Inquiry

Nathan Heller on Laptop U in The New Yorker

Andrew McGettigan on the scope for MOOCs in UK higher education, in The Guardian

Stephen Caddick, Vice-Provost for Enterprise at of UCL, on MOOCs in the UK

Presentation by

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