Playful Tech in the J-School Classroom

Presented at ONA17
September 18, 2017
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“We don’t do math, but we do play.” This session on technology development and diversity is aimed at journalism school educators. See technology projects from a range of classrooms and hear how educators are working to engage journalism students in developing interactive projects with VR, mobile games and news apps. You’ll learn how to bring a diverse group of students together — even those who feel like “tech isn’t for them” — for technical projects specifically curated to their interests.

This session is designed for:

  • Journalism educators looking to overcome the hurdle of technical documentation and tutorials that can be off-putting for students
  • Educators looking for inspiration and new ideas in their classrooms or students
    J-school leaders wanting to create a more inclusive program for students

  • Speakers

    Katherine Hepworth
    Assistant Professor of Visual Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno
    Juli James
    Lecturer, University of North Texas
    Mindy McAdams
    Professor, University of Florida
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