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Journalism 2.0: Exploring the Impact of Mobile and Social Media on Journalism Education
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, Centre for Learning and Teaching (CfLAT), Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand ; , School of Communication Studies, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand ; , Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand ; , School of Communication Studies, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand

IJMBL Volume 5, Number 2, ISSN 1941-8647 Publisher: IGI Global

Abstract

This paper explores the impact of social media upon journalism education from two perspectives: both from the pedagogical changes Web 2.0 and mobile devices enable, and within the context of the changes in journalism that social media use are driving. A participatory action research approach was adopted, beginning with the establishment of a lecturer community of practice focusing upon exploring pedagogical change enabled by mobile social media while allowing the project to develop within a series of reflective interventions within the course. These interventions included the use of Twitter, blogging, QR Codes, and Facebook as part of authentic scenarios throughout the course. Drawing on this experience, the paper presents an emergent framework for a response to social media within journalism education, illustrating the positive impact of integrating the use of mobile social media on student engagement, collaboration and contextualising theory within authentic learning environments.

Citation

Cochrane, T., Sissons, H., Mulrennan, D. & Pamatatau, R. (2013). Journalism 2.0: Exploring the Impact of Mobile and Social Media on Journalism Education. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 5(2), 22-38. IGI Global. Retrieved July 23, 2019 from .

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