I’ve had the opportunity to design and develop self-directed courses, learning activities and multi-week online seminars for many thousands of students around the world.

At the University of New Mexico, I developed training for K-12 students with the TechShare project. Later, with Poynter’s News University, I produced e-learning courses for journalists and journalism students. These projects cover a variety of topics, but they share the creative application of technology to enhance interactivity and learning outcomes.

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Poynter NewsU Self-Directed Course

Help! for Writers

A journey through 200 solutions to writers' biggest problems.

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Poynter NewsU Self-Directed Course

Writing for the Ear

Great audio stories require strong writing, but what works in print often falls flat when writing for the ear.

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Poynter NewsU Self-Directed Course

Writing Online Headlines: SEO and Beyond

This “mini-course” provides a focused, practical review of best practices when crafting headlines for the Web.

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Poynter NewsU Self-Directed Course

Telling Stories with Sound

Telling Stories with Sound covers how to plan and produce effective audio narratives. Course takers learn how to work in the field and the studio to produce great audio.

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Poynter NewsU Self-Directed Course

Becoming an Entrepreneurial Journalist: From Idea to Implementation

Ideas are important, but execution is most important when it comes to becoming an entrepreneurial journalist.

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Poynter NewsU Self-Directed Course

Innovation at Work: Helping New Ideas Succeed

We often think of innovation as something we're predisposed to -- a kind of innate skill some are blessed to possess at birth. This course shows how innovation can be taught, practiced and honed.

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Poynter NewsU Self-Directed Course

Math for Journalists: Help With Numbers

Journalists don't do numbers. At least, that's the conventional wisdom. But this self-directed course shows how important math is to news coverage.

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Poynter NewsU Self-Directed Course

Get Me Rewrite: The Craft of Revision

Revision is the most overlooked, though arguably most important, part of the writing process. This course explores how to make revision a more natural part of your writing process.

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Poynter NewsU Self-Directed Course

Covering Climate Change

Climate change is a story with both global and local implications. This course is a primer on science and policy for reporters, bloggers and others interested in covering this issue.

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Poynter NewsU Self-Directed Course

Cleaning Your Copy: Grammar, Style and More

Becoming a good self editor is one of the best ways for bloggers, entrepreneurial journalists and others to maintain their credibility, even when publishing without the benefit of an editor.

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Poynter NewsU Self-Directed Course

Beyond the Inverted Pyramid: Creating Alternative Story Forms

The inverted pyramid story structure is but one way to write the news. This course explores the alternatives.