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PBS: Digital Immersion Learning Center

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Course Opens:

Jan. 28th

Duration:

Self Paced

Commitment:

2-3 Hours per course

Audience:

PBS Staff with Digital roles

Course Type:

Open Entry/Open Exit

Credential:

PBS notified upon completion

Description

The Digital Immersion Learning Center (DLC) is a self-paced virtual training program designed to provide PBS station personnel with digital-specific knowledge through virtual coursework, discussions, and collaborative activities. On the DLC users can develop the skills and knowledge needed to improve their personal understanding of “digital” as well as their station.

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Welcome to the Digital Immersion Learning Center (DLC), you have officially begun an exciting virtual opportunity where you will learn and grow your personal digital knowledge and capabilities. On the DLC you will engage with a variety of courses, content, exercises, conversations, and much more that will expand your understanding of multiplatform tactics and strategies. From the knowledge you gain in the courses provided you will shape the skills, tactics, and abilities to ignite growth and instigate change at your station and in your roles. The Digital Immersion Learning Center is not just a virtual platform of courses; instead, it is a collection of knowledge and experiences from leaders across the system.  Utilize this platform to embrace new topic areas, connect with peers across the system, engage in collaborative activities, implement new initiatives, work through challenges, celebrate success, and much more!

Objective

To improve personal and station expertise in digital strategies and tactics through three core values:

  • Simplify: break down complex process into simple task-based workflows matched to station resources
  • Communicate: utilize clear, consistent, and intentional language to establish clarity within the organization
  • Collaborate: develop processes and methods that encourage inclusion of multiple disciplines, skills, and individuals

Target Audience: PBS Staff with Digital and/or Digital-adjacent roles and/or All PBS Staff


Course is offered by Public Broadcasting Service

Course Facilitators

Dani Iannelli

Danielle Iannelli

Senior Manager Immersive Learning Programs at PBS

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Danielle "Dani" Iannelli is the Senior Manager for Immersive Learning Programs. Dani first joined PBS in 2018 as the Coordinator for the Digital Immersion Project. In her current position, Dani manages the development, coordination, and planning of PBS’s station-focused immersive education and engagement initiatives. Dani combines her past experiences as an educator and passion for individual development to shape multifaceted professional development curricula and programs for PBS station representatives to continually learn and grow from within their roles.

Before joining PBS, Dani worked as a higher education administrator. Dani holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from Appalachian State University and a Masters of Education in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia. Contact: diannelli@pbs.org.

Max Duke

Max Duke

Vice President Station Strategy and Development at PBS

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As Vice President, Station Strategy & Development, Max Duke is responsible for creating and executing strategies for building station capacity, supporting leadership development and enhancing critical skills for station staff members. Max began his 20-year public media career at South Florida PBS, where he developed and implemented the station’s digital media presence. He later went on to serve as the station’s VP of Content and Community Partnerships.

At PBS, Max served as Senior Director of PBS’s Station Products & Innovation team, playing a central role in helping local stations navigate the new digital age through various initiatives such as the COVE video ecosystem and the Digital Immersion Project. Max’s experience with digital products, content strategy, and multiplatform distribution is at PBS stations’ disposal. Contact: maduke@pbs.org.

Jai Morris

Jai Morris

Senior Program Associate in Digital Immersion at PBS

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Jai Morris is the Senior Program Associate for Digital Immersion and joined PBS in March of 2020. In her role, she coordinates the day to day operations for the Digital Immersion program, working closely with the Digital Immersion team to support program participants and develop the program’s curriculum.

Prior to joining PBS, Jai worked at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, where she helped coordinate and develop television content for public media as well as system-wide digital initiatives. Jai holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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