From the NSF CE21 community meeting: Meet Lily Fae Pierre

I spent the last several days in New Orleans with 400 computer science educators, education researchers and policy makers at the National Science Foundation’s CE 21 community meeting. CE 21 is a new initiative to boost K-16 computer science education. Central to that effort is a commitment to strengthen computer science curricula and teaching at […]

Report from ASALH: A conversation about the Crafting Freedom project

Laurel Sneed and Beverly McNeill talk about the Crafting Freedom project, a curriculum resource project that offers teachers lesson plans, primary resources and videos about nine North Carolina slave artisans who excelled during the antebellum era. Sneed and McNeill presented their work ; at the 95th annual convention of the Association for the Study of […]

The Re-Education of Me: Prelude to My Sabbatical

With the commencement of the school year, I am officially on sabbatical to write about the research I’ve been doing to help bring together computing and journalism education. I have a proposal that lists the academic work I will complete. However, underneath the project is a cry of the heart that is aching for expression, […]

What “premium news content” will you pay for?

Steve Outing asks a great question about the emergence of various “freemium” content models for news outlets: “[W}hat is this premium content that newspaper companies can produce for the web (and mobile devices) that will get online users spending?” Content that serves the needs of diverse communities might be the key to building successful “freemium” […]