TLT supports Summer Online
Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) collaborated with Frances Ward-Johnson to create her first Elon summer online course, titled African Americans and Mass Media. Through participation in online course design working groups, discussions with faculty instructional consultants and taking to heart words of wisdom from veteran online faculty; Frances created a stellar course which has been accepted for a panel presentation at Carolinas Communication Association Annual Conference next month.
Elon Students Selected to Present Work on Racial Images in the Media
– Guest post by Frances Ward-Johnson
Five students from my Elon summer online class, African Americans in the Media, have been selected to present at the Carolinas Communication Association Annual Conference Sept. 25-26 at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The title of the panel presentation will be “Ethnic Notions: Racial Images in the Media and Their Impact on Community.” Panel Presenters include: Jessica Foust and Alex Trice who will discuss “Analyzing Racial Images in Local and National Newspapers”; Nneka Enurah on “The Current State of Minority Images on the Silver Screen”; Lamar Lee who will talk about “Television Sitcoms: Comparing and Contrasting Images of Minority Families and European American Families in Weekly Shows”; and Keadrick Peters will present a paper titled “The Battle of Images in Films from African American Directors Tyler Perry, John Singleton, and Spike Lee.” I will serve as moderator and discussant for the panel. As their online instructor, I have never met any of the students face to face, but will be gathering them for a meeting during the first few weeks of the Fall semester!