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Digital skills, confidence and motivation: technology supported authentic learning in journalism education

THOMASON, Carmel (2018) Digital skills, confidence and motivation: technology supported authentic learning in journalism education. Innovative Practice in Higher Education, 3 (2). ISSN 2044-3315

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This study explores the use of technology to incorporate authentic learning practices into the Review and Lifestyle Journalism module at Staffordshire University. The research takes a constructivist view, considering both tutor observation and student feedback to evaluate an experiential journalism project, StaffsLive Reviews, developed in the academic year 2016-17. Here authentic learning is defined as designing activities to provide meaningful, ‘real-life’ situations which are relevant from a student’s perspective, while providing protective scaffolding to support learning (Icuc and Marin 2014 and Stein 2004). This encapsulates a broader institutional focus on employability, by designing activities that closely match ‘real-world’ tasks of media professionals (Lombardi 2007).

Item Type: Article
Faculty: School of Computing and Digital Technologies > Film, Media and Journalism
Depositing User: Carmel THOMASON
Date Deposited: 04 May 2018 13:55
Last Modified: 04 May 2018 14:02
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/4357

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