Title

Evaluating An Online Numeracy Tutorial Program For Use With Journalism Students

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Journalism Education Association of Australia

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts

School

School of Communication and Arts/Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts, Technology, Education and Communications

RAS ID

17682

Comments

This article was originally published as: Davies, K. H. (2014). Evaluating an online numeracy tutorial program for use with journalism students. Australian Journalism Review, 36(1), 69-84. Original article available here

Abstract

Recent enthusiasm about data journalism and growing pressure from governments for universities to benchmark achievement against international literacy and numeracy standards is focusing attention on how general numeracy is taught in tertiary journalism courses. This paper presents the results of a six-week trial of a proprietary online tutorial program completed by a journalism class in 2013. The test found that the program (in learning mode) worked, but that students would have spent more time with it, and achieved greater improvement, if the content was more clearly identified as being relevant to media work.

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