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Annual Research Symposium of the College of Communication and Information

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Exploring The Effectiveness Of Online Instructional Technology In Higher Education: Professors’ Perspective, George Shaw Jr. Nov 2012

Exploring The Effectiveness Of Online Instructional Technology In Higher Education: Professors’ Perspective, George Shaw Jr.

Annual Research Symposium of the College of Communication and Information

Technology has drastically changed the landscape of how, when, and where we can access information. As a result of technological advancements, delivery methods for classroom lectures has also change. In higher education, 21st century technology allows professors to deliver lectures face-to-face or online and synchronous or asynchronous within the online education environment. This pilot study interviewed four faculty members and one instructor at a major university in South Carolina in a one-on-one interview session to explore the effectiveness of online instructional technology. Understanding how open source software help professors make online instructional technology more conducive to the learning and knowledge ...


Fourth Estate Planning: An Exploration Of Perspectives That Have Shaped The Past And Present – And Those That May Determine The Future – Of Journalism Education, Jamie E. Bumpus Mr. Feb 2011

Fourth Estate Planning: An Exploration Of Perspectives That Have Shaped The Past And Present – And Those That May Determine The Future – Of Journalism Education, Jamie E. Bumpus Mr.

Annual Research Symposium of the College of Communication and Information

Drastic, ongoing changes related to the emergence of new media and financial instability have wrought turmoil within the field of journalism. Many now working within – irrespective of platform – perceive seismic shifts in internal standards and audience expectations, and so are unsure of their responsibilities, much less how to fulfill them (Owens, 2007). And so, the question must be asked: In what ways should journalism education evolve in order to meet such challenges?