Category Archives: digital media

Nautilus, a Valuable Site for Science Teachers

By Lillian Williams Mrs. Lillian Williams is an award-winning, retired public school teacher of southern Illinois. She won a coveted Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching. She is my mother. For many years Mrs. Williams taught science at Dunbar … Continue reading

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The Simple Truth About Editor John Seigenthaler

( Video credit: The Freedom Forum and Newseum) By Lillian Williams You will find dozens of posts and videos about the life and legacy of John L. Seigenthaler, the long-time newspaper editor and fierce champion of the First Amendment.  Advanced digital … Continue reading

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HOW BIG DATA INFLUENCES HIGHER EDUCATION

Courtesy of datascience@berkeley: Master of Information and Data Science   This infographic from datascience@berkeley explores the growing field of online education in depth, including the types of data collected, challenges to institutions, and key players in the field. Take a … Continue reading

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Oprah Enters the E-Course Sphere !

  By Lillian Williams When you think of Oprah, traditional TV show formats come to mind. Right? The Queen of TV Talk, perched in a studio (or on location somewhere), interviewing her guests. We know the routine well.  One of … Continue reading

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Views: Intersection of Journalism and Computer Science

Editor’s Note: Two journalism educators offer perspectives on the crossroad of data science and digital media. Their articles appear on the website of the Nieman Journalism Lab.  Amy Schmitz Weiss of San Diego State jumpstarts the conversation in her piece: “Conversations have … Continue reading

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My Reflections on MOOC at Halfway Point Of Course

By Lillian Williams The captivating video above features global health expert Hans Rosling. We’ll get to his relevance for this posting in a moment. If you follow this blog, you know that I’m taking a 10-week public speaking MOOC taught … Continue reading

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AP-Level Computer Science MOOC for High Schoolers

By Lillian Williams Are you a high school student interested in computer programming? Does your school offer computer science courses? A new computer science MOOC (massive open online course) is available, free of charge, during the 2013-2014 school year. Anyone … Continue reading

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The Future of Journalism: Tom Rosenstiel at TEDxAtlanta

By Lillian Williams Do you really understand your media audience? That’s a key to success, according to Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of the American Press Institute, and founder of the Project for Excellence in Journalism at the Pew Research Center. … Continue reading

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