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ERIC Number: ED390102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
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Digital Communications: A Modular Approach to a 21st Century Curriculum.
Thompson, David R.
"Digital communications" refers to a set of four modules--information gathering, message preparation, editing and production, and message delivery. The modular concept is intended to be flexible enough to accommodate the needs of various higher education journalism and mass communication programs. Digital communications does not replace or displace any traditional skills or concepts taught by schools of journalism and mass communication. Digital communications extends those skills and concepts to include multimedia content, which is encoded, manipulated, and stored on computers. By grounding experiential learning in a foundation of conceptual thinking, journalism and mass communication programs may cultivate a new and improved image. Digital communications is a cutting-edge educational concept, with opportunities to develop interdisciplinary courses. Research opportunities abound. Funding opportunities exist, as well as the chance to develop entrepreneurial partnerships with local media. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Digital Communications
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (78th, Washington, DC, August 9-12, 1995).