The Cyberbrains

Research and contemplation in new media

Upgrading the old OS

“You must unlearn what you have learned”

I’ve been conducting something of a study in individual change this summer, and somewhat by accident. Students in online MU’s masters program have been asking for a Web course version of Online Journalism, the course we teach here at MU. In our brick-and-mortar version, we teach social and participatory media, and as far as we know we’re still the only school in the country that teaches citizen media in the classroom.

For the online masters class, that wasn’t as possible. The program is stocked with working professionals trying to further their education and get a little more current on what’s driving the changes in the industry. We still do the theory-and-practice thing that is the Missouri Method, but rather than make them practice it we instead stress integration in their current work practice. Continue reading


July 27, 2008 Posted by | Jeremy Littau | Leave a comment