Professor Kim Kierans, MA Journalism faculty member, was among the communication scholars and practitioners who wrote critical thought pieces for the award-winning Asian Communication Handbook (6th edition). The book has been adjudged best book in the 2012 Asian Publishing Awards held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in November 30, 2012.
Kierans, an adjunct professor, wrote the article “Distance Education Crossing Cultural Barriers: The Role of Online Discussion Boards and Live Chats in Creating Student-Centered Learning”. It is one of the articles in the theoretical perspectives section of the book which is composed of 14 articles.
Professor Kierans is vice president and professor at University of King’s College, Nova Scotia. For the MA Journalism program she teaches the core course Advanced Reporting and Writing, and Special Topics in Writing and Reporting. She also consistently makes valuable contribution to the development of ACFJ academic and outreach programs.
The Asian Communication Handbook is the flagship publication of Asian Media Information and the Communication Center or AMIC.