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Teaching online: Advice from SAGE Communication experts

For your Communication course

Teri Kwal Gamble and Michael W. Gamble

Communication in the Time of COVID-19: Activities and Exercises for Communicating Experiences

Authors Teri Kwal Gamble and Michael W. Gamble have created a special collection of activities and exercises designed to help students communicate their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. The exercises and activities have built-in flexibility, can be approached in any order, and have been compiled according to topics covered in basic communication courses. Access the collection available now.

From Teri Kwal Gamble and Michael W. Gamble, partners in life and work, professional writers of education and training materials, and coauthors of numerous textbooks and trade books. Teri Kwal Gamble enjoyed a career as a full professor of communication at the College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, NY. Michael W. Gamble is a full professor of communication at the New York Institute of Technology in New York City.

For your Mass Communication & Media Literacy course

Ralph E. Hanson

Taking Your Intro to Mass Comm/Media Lit Class Online

Mass Communication author Ralph E. Hanson has put together an online curriculum package for those teaching Introduction to Mass Communication and Media Literacy classes online for the first time, based on his texts. Access the package available now via Dropbox.

From Ralph E. Hanson, (@RalphEHanson) professor in the communication department at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where he teaches courses in writing, blogging, reporting, and mass communication. He has been teaching introduction to mass communication over 20 years, and has worked extensively on developing online courses and degree programs.

For your Journalism course

Anthony Adornato

Transitioning to teaching journalism courses online?

Here are some resources that may be useful, including my Mobile and Social Media Journalism syllabus/assignments...more.

From Anthony C. Adornato (@AnthonyAdornato), assistant professor of journalism at Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications. Adornato’s teaching and research focus on the role of social media and mobile technology in journalism. He has been interviewed about this topic by news outlets including the Associated Press, BBC News, and Germany’s Deutsche Welle News. 


Vincent Filak

So you have to teach your journalism class online now, thanks to the coronavirus? We’re from the internet and we’re here to help.

Schools throughout the country have reacted to the spread of the coronavirus by pushing for “alternative
delivery methods of instruction.” The goal is basically to get people away from one another while not having to cancel class. For most of us that means online instruction...more.

Resources for Journalism Professors Teaching Writing and Reporting Classes Online, Thanks to The Coronavirus

For those of you running media-writing, reporting, news-writing and other similar classes, I’ve created a “Corona Hotline” page that you can go to for a clearing house of all sorts of stuff that you can use for distance learning...more.

From Vincent F. Filak, PhD, teacher, scholar and college media adviser who serves as a professor of journalism at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where he primarily teaches courses on media writing and reporting. Vince has taught online for 10+ years.


For your Social Media course

Karen Freberg

How to teach social media classes with clients remotely during the coronavirus

Universities are moving classes online. Some faculty are now realizing that they have to use technology for real now in their classes. The settings may be different, but the structure of the class as far as content should not. However, I had a few of my colleagues and friends who are teaching raise the concern about teaching campaigns and how they would translate this to an online setting...more.

From Karen Freberg, associate professor in Strategic Communications at the University of Louisville. She is also an adjunct faculty member for the West Virginia University IMC Graduate Online program and has more than 10 years of experience with online teaching and technology.