International Podcasting: Multi-Campus Webster Team Presents at INTED in Spain
Mar. 16, 2017
A multi-campus team of faculty presented their international podcast project at the 11th annual International Technology, Education and Development (INTED) Conference in Valencia, Spain on March 6-8.
INTED is one of the largest international education conferences for lecturers, researchers, technologists and professionals from the education sector. More than 700 experts from 80 countries present their projects and share knowledge on methodologies, educational innovations and experiences in technology and development.
Collaborative Webster Faculty Team
The Webster delegation included School of Communications faculty throughout the network: Kit Jenkins, professor of Communications & Journalism in St. Louis; Sean Leahy, head of the Media Communications department at Webster Leiden; Julie Smith, adjunct faculty member in Communications & Journalism in St. Louis; Bradley Wiggins, associate professor and head of the Media Communications & Journalism Department at the Vienna campus; and Francesco Arese Visconti, chair of the Media Communications and Photography department at the Geneva campus.
Their project took place across multiple campuses in the global network of Webster University during the fall semester in 2016.
The concept of the International Podcast Project was to provide an active learning experience in which students participate in a global media project by researching a topic related to media and society and published a short podcast with their fellow classmates from the participating international campus locations. Students and instructors participated from Webster's campuses in St. Louis, Leiden, Geneva, Cha-Am and Vienna.
Jenkins and Leahy also presented on the project at Webster's 2017 Teaching Festival, where they shared how the podcast project changed learning for their students and also how faculty can benefit from this international collaboration.