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Broadcasting U.S. history: An experiment in teaching reading, writing, and history with a radio newsroom simulation
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, , State University of New York, Empire State College, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lisbon, Portugal ISBN 978-1-880094-89-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

To improve student reading, writing, and speaking skills the authors, a history professor and an instructional technologist with news reporting experience, held an American history class in a computer lab that functioned as a radio newsroom. Students used online archives of print publications to write news stories that they recorded with computer software. The goal was to create an environment in which students would write both in class and at home under deadline. Students—in keeping with Empire State College’s progressive, student-centered outlook—would play a role in developing the class. The results were positive. Students were highly engaged and productive, and their writing improved over time.

Citation

Zachmeier, A. & Wunsch, J. (2011). Broadcasting U.S. history: An experiment in teaching reading, writing, and history with a radio newsroom simulation. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2011--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2332-2338). Lisbon, Portugal: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 19, 2020 from .

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