This week on the MOOC
Have you registered for the course and are you encountering problem logging in. The Activism and Citizen Journalism course targets all who are interested in citizen journalism. The CJN MOOC course had a great first and second week with great interaction from the participants. By the end of this course, learners will be able to: Produce a journalistic story using mobile media tools, to promote a social cause. Module learning outcomes include:
- Identify newsworthy issues
- Define the limits and possibilities of different mobile platforms and tools, and identify an appropriate strategy and platform/tool to reach a defined target audience
- Apply ethical and safe media practices
The course has attracted 680 students which 20 % are from South Africa, 18 % from the USA and 5 % from Nigeria.
It has a total region of 86 countries and 163 people have interacted with the course in its first week making it a total of 30 % of people who are active. We encourage student to register and Journalism departments all over the world to take part.
This week’s analytics boast a learner participation 23% and are under 23 years and under with 27 percent of the students with matric and less.
According to CLTD MOOC’s is a great way to identify potential students for their faculties because most participant registers in MOOC courses because the students want to weigh out the value the institution will bring to them and if the institution is with attending. Our week’s analytics further reveal that 49 % of the participants have undergraduate degrees and 18% have master’s degrees. Join the course to share your not only to Produce a journalistic story using mobile media tools, to promote a social cause but to share inspirational stories of how. The course will be ongoing on the edX platform from 3 -31 October 2018. More information is available at https://www.edx.org/course/activism-and-citizen-journalism
About Our Course
Citizen Justice Network at Wits University has an ongoing free Massive Open Online Course called “Activism and Citizen Journalism through Media”.
The course has no entry requirements and is aimed at empowering activists to use social and traditional media to promote a social cause. The course was developed in collaboration with the Centre for Learning, Teaching, and Development (CLTD), under the WitsX partnership. The course is designed to equip participants to produce a journalistic story using mobile media tools, to promote social justice. Participants will learn to: to identify newsworthy issues; define the limits and possibilities of different mobile platforms and tools, and identify an appropriate strategy and platform/tool to reach a defined target audience. The course also promotes ethical and safe media practices. The course draws on the innovative work of the Citizen Justice Network.
Instructors include Paul McNally (Director at The Citizen Justice Network Wits University), Akona Anati Zibonti (Editorial Assistant Mentee, CJN), Boikaego Seadira (Lecturer, Wits Journalism); Sumeya Gasa (Investigative journalist and multimedia journalist at Media24); Susan Stos (Writer and Lecturer APPLY Ethics), Itumeleng Bahetane (Station manager at Voice of Wits FM); and Siyabonga Africa (Program Officer at South Africa Media Innovation Program). The course will be ongoing on the edX platform from 3 -31 October 2018. More information is available at https://www.edx.org/course/activism-and-citizen-journalism