Knight Center
Knight Center

DISTANCE LEARNING

Welcome to the Knight Center’s trilingual Distance Learning program!

The Knight Center has offered online courses since 2003 and began to expand its distance learning program with the launch of its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in October 2012. Since then, the Center's MOOCs and Big Online Courses (BOCs) have reached more than 155,000 students from nearly 180 countries. 

 

Our courses cover a variety of topics, including digital journalism techniques, fact-checking and verification, computer-assisted reporting, data visualization, and more. They last four to five weeks and are conducted completely online. Our instructors are some of the most respected, experienced journalists and journalism trainers in the world. The courses take full advantage of multimedia, featuring video lectures, chats, discussion forums, self-paced quizzes, and other collaborative learning technologies. Our expert instructors and cutting-edge platform provide a quality learning experience for the journalist who seeks to improve and/or gain new knowledge or skills for the 21st century newsroom.

Please visit this section of our website often. We post our new course offerings here, and our registration process takes place entirely online. We hope you will consider applying for an upcoming course, and that we will see you soon in the virtual classroom!

Video production for journalists in the digital age: Register now for Knight Center's new free online course

Video production has become an increasingly important skill for journalists who want to be versatile and tell stories in a variety of ways. 

With this in mind, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on video production. The five-week course, titled “Video Production for Journalists in the Digital Age,” runs from Oct. 22 through Nov. 25, 2018. 

Registration is now open for the course, which will be taught by Bill Gentile, a longtime journalist and documentary filmmaker who teaches at American University. The course is being offered for free thanks to generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. 

 

How to cover artificial intelligence and understand its impact on journalism: MOOC in Spanish, in partnership with Microsoft

The term “artificial intelligence” has been around since 1956, and yet many journalists are unfamiliar with its history and impact on the world today, even as its influence grows everywhere, including on how we gather and report the news.

The next massive open online course (MOOC) in Spanish, and the Knight Center’s first in partnership with Microsoft, will familiarize students with the foundations of artificial intelligence (AI) and how it impacts the news industry. Read more »


Learning materials for popular online course on programming language R are now available

An online course on the complex programming language R recently ended with more than 3,300 registered students from 131 countries and all instructional materials for the course are now available. The materials are available to the general public and will act as an ongoing resource for those who are interested in learning more about R. Read more »


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