14 March 2016

JMSC hosts workshop in Myanmar to improve news literacy

For the fourth straight year, the JMSC has hosted a workshop aimed at spreading news literacy around Asia. The 2015 Institute for News Literacy Fellows in Asia was held at the Myanmar Institute of Theology […]
18 November 2015

Learn to be a smart news consumer: MOOC ‘Making Sense of News’, running again in February 2016

With social media and a 24/7 news cycle, how do we—as news consumers—make sense of what we hear and read? Online course ‘Making Sense of News’, seeks to answer that question. The five-week course—starting in […]
29 September 2015

The best of both worlds? Integrating a MOOC into on-campus teaching

In this talk, Dr. Kajimoto shares the findings of his investigation into the behavioral data mined through the MOOC in order to illustrate what educators could learn from the learning analytics in terms of curriculum development, instructional design strategies and other pedagogical planning. He then discusses how he has integrated the MOOC into his on-campus teaching.
11 March 2015

Education in responsible journalism urgently required in Myanmar and other authoritarian Asian states

Fifty years of military rule has left Myanmar with a shortage of journalists and an immediate need for journalism and news literacy education taught with an emphasis on balanced, ethical reporting, according to JMSC associate professor, Masato Kajimoto.
27 February 2015

JMSC Research Seminar: The Freedom of Critical Thinking: News Literacy Education in Authoritarian States in Asia

In this talk Dr. Kajimoto examines how university educators in Vietnam, Malaysia and Myanmar adapted a news literacy curriculum initially designed for the students in democratic societies.
10 February 2015

JMSC to launch online news literacy course for a global audience

The JMSC is launching a new open online course, called Making Sense of News, that will enable people to learn how to critically evaluate their news and news sources to better understand the social issues and current affairs that affect their everyday lives.
21 November 2014

News literacy workshops illustrate healthy skepticism about Internet “news”

The JMSC is expanding its news literacy programme across the Asia Pacific and aims to educate people on ways to think critically about the news they consume and how to tell whether factual news may be fabrication.
11 August 2014

JMSC Programme Extends News Literacy in Asia

How do you verify information on the web?  Has a picture on a website been photoshopped? Is a tweet reliable? For the third straight year, the Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC) at The University […]