Sheila Webber blogs thus: “Lowe, who teaches in the Media Department of Thames Valley University, describes how he simulates a breaking news story by using email, audio and video tapes. The students have to put together a story and reflect on the experience. Variations on the exercise, including using the internet to search for background stories, are suggested at the end of the case study.” —The Breaking Story: Creating a dynamic learning environment for journalism students (PDF) (Via Information Literacy Weblog)
I’ll have to take a closer look at this as I start putting together my journalism courses for Seton Hill University. It reminds me of the premise for several online interactive fiction stories, such as Online Caroline and Majestic.