Journalism course offered at KCC via the Internet

Students in journalism courses at Kaua‘i Community College will connect via the Internet with others in the University of Hawai‘i system for distance-learning opportunities.

And, they’ll also have the opportunity to see their stories published in Ka Leo ‘o KCC, the college’s online student newspaper, said Carol Bain, instructor.

Classes in the three-credit, writing-intensive Journalism 205 News Writing offering begin Tuesday, Aug. 26, meeting online.

Journalism 285V (lab) is the newspaper production class, meeting each Tuesday and Thursday from 9:25 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. in the Ka Leo office (arts 101), and offers from one to three credits depending on level of participation.

“Delivering a news-writing course via the Internet is a perfect match of technology and learning,” Bain said.

Students will access course material and submit assignments online, so should have Internet-browsing skills and be comfortable using e-mail, she said.

“One of the many skills learned in this course is how to use the Internet to uncover facts related to your news stories.”

Skills to be covered include learning to write press releases and news stories, practicing interviewing techniques, communicating ideas in print, and interacting online regarding current issues.

For more information, please call Bain, 246-2111, or e-mail her at bain@kauai.net or bain@hawaii.edu.

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