Seeking partnering class for Communications course in Radio and Television Writing

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Seeking partnering class for Communications course in Radio and Television Writing
English

This fall semester, I will be teaching a class on Writing for Television and Radio. The class has  approximately 21 students from the College at Brockport, State University of New York, located in upstate New York. For part of the course, students will be writing news or features stories of interest or social concern to their peers, (traditional college age students). My hope is for the students to see the depth of research and effort involved in writing a balanced - unbiased news or feature story.



I am interested in connecting with an international partner class for students to take part in a global experience. I am open to ideas on how classes can interact. One possible idea could involve my class (or both classes) researching up to three news or feature topics, post summaries on Newsactivist giving enough information to the partnering class so they can vote on the topic that interest most.  From there they would write a radio/television script and post for student comments/conversation… Another possibility would be students write the stories and post on the site and the partnering class writes comments, questions, responses, etc.  The assignment(s) will be for the second half of the semester so there is time to co-plan.



Thanks

Ann

Possible Partnering Class

Hi Ann
I am teaching a class on resource management and environmental issues in a 3rd year Geog class. It will probably have about 120 students, so there is a mismatch there but it might be worth talking about. They will be commenting on current environmental issues (but I teach it in such as a way as to highlight the importance of social, economic and political issues related to environmental governance). Basically I want them to learn how to write for a more general audience and to write well and concisely but I also want them to learn how to respectfully comment and critique others online writing. And being in two different countries enables greater cross cultural understanding. Let me know if you are interested...

Possible Ideas for Teaming

Hello Robin,
Thank you for responding. I would love to be able to connect our classes. I have yet to write the assignment(s) for their News or Feature and I wonder if I could have them focus on environmental issues. I am interested in knowing more about your course topic. Could we have a skype or some kind of live conversation?
Please let me know who we can chat.

Ann

skype?

Sorry for the repost, but i just realized I should have replied to you instead of posting a new comment - that way you'll get notification of my reply.

Hi Ann, thanks for getting back to me. Yes, let's skype, my skype address is roth.robin. Once we know more about each others classes can throw around some ideas and see what we come up with! I'm in the Eastern Time zone and can chat any afternoon this week.
Cheers,

Robin

Skype?

Hi Ann, thanks for getting back to me. Yes, let's skype, my skype address is roth.robin. Once we know more about each others classes can throw around some ideas and see what we come up with! I'm in the Eastern Time zone and can chat any afternoon this week.
Cheers,

Robin

Skype Wednesday?

Hi Robin,

Are you available to Skype on Wednesday, Aug 17 (this week) at 1:00 p.m.?

My Skype name is ann.pearlman

Let me know

Thank you
Ann

Sure can. I'll add you to my

Sure can. I'll add you to my skype contact list. 1 pm Wednesday it is.

Cheers,

Robin