Experiential learning in global culture : the 2012 London Olympic Games as an immersive journalism framework

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dc.contributor.advisor Smith, Suzy (Suzy J.)
dc.contributor.author Kartman, Alexander J.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-13T15:51:06Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-13T15:51:06Z
dc.date.created 2013-05-04
dc.date.issued 2013-05-04
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/197195
dc.description.abstract Since Ball State University implemented experiential learning as an integral part of undergraduate education, the concept of higher education shifted away from classroom lectures toward project-based learning, especially for media-focused majors. Students enrolled in these experiences focus on projects and collaboration rather than tests in many upper level courses. However, Ball State's focus on immersive learning pushes the boundaries and definition of a classroom environment. In the summer of 2012, the London Olympic Games became a showcase example of experiential learning. The project, teaming journalists, photographers, designers, and broadcasters, created a media outlet of stories from the Olympic Games. As a graduate assistant for BSU at the Games, I helped facilitate project creation while also immersing myself in the culture with 35 undergraduate students. As a capstone to the experience, I created an hour-long television special that aired on national television, which is my creative project. This paper dissects what qualities and advantages experiential learning brings to higher education, through my experiences during the 2012 London Olympic Games.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Telecommunications
dc.subject.lcsh Experiential learning.
dc.subject.lcsh Journalism -- Study and teaching (Higher)
dc.subject.other Olympic Games (30th : 2012 : London, England) -- Press coverage.
dc.title Experiential learning in global culture : the 2012 London Olympic Games as an immersive journalism framework en_US
dc.type Creative project (M.A.), 6 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1714193

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    Creative projects submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University master's degree candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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