Using digital tools in WIL to enable student journalists' real world learning

Jones, Dianne (2016) Using digital tools in WIL to enable student journalists' real world learning. In: 33rd International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education: Show Me the Learning (ASCILITE 2016), 28-30 Nov 2016, Adelaide, South Australia.

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This paper explores how student journalists’ adoption of digital technology, during real world work-integrated learning (WIL) reporting projects, enabled authentic learning. Student journalists at a regional Queensland university interviewed the candidates for each of the four-yearly local government area elections, from 2008 to 2016, in Australia’s second largest inland city and its surrounds. They published their multimedia stories on the Radio Journalism Online blog at This study considers the importance, when framing WIL projects for student journalists, of embracing the traditional and new technical skills and digital literacies that graduates will need to be job ready for multimedia newsrooms. It also considers the impact of recording and telling stories in the talents’ or actors’ own words on the students’ perceptions of the accuracy and reliability of their election reports.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: The author(s) assign a Creative Commons by attribution licence enabling others to distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon their work, even commercially, as long as credit is given to the author(s) for the original creation.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2016 23:45
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2018 00:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital technology; multimedia; journalism education; work-integrated learning; WIL
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1903 Journalism and Professional Writing > 190399 Journalism and Professional Writing not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education

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