Multimedia and Multicultural Genderstudies in Europe
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Its aim was to develop an Intensive, Open and Distance Learning Programme in the field of ‘Interdisciplinary and Multicultural Women’s Studies in Europe.
Using new media and Information and Communication Technologies. The introduction of new modes of ‘open’ learning through the use of interactive technologies allows for interaction between learners and tutors. The project especially builds on the experiences gained in organising the yearly NOISE Summer School since 1994.
The ODL course developed in the context of this project focuses on digitalized and visualized teaching materials, using ICT as a tool in teaching Women’s Studies to virtual students, as well as reflecting on the process and the meaning of this use of new information and communication technologies for teaching and learning, and for contemporary society as such.
Because the project links to the annual NOISE Summer School in Women’s Studies, it was possible to undertake a thorough evaluation of the educational implications involved in the taeaching methodologies used in the on-campus course on the one hand, and the ODL course on the other hand.
This provides a clear impact on the ideas on how to use and not to use new educational developments in both and ODL and on-campus settings. In the process of developing an on-line Open and Distance learning course, the projects’ aim was to set up a long term partnership between the participating institutions, with emphasis on, during the first year, the identification of new partners, specifically in Southern and Eastern Europe, for continuing future activities.
By means of this project we hope to work towards the development of a European long distance MA degree programme in Multimedia and Multicultural Genderstudies. The partnership set up in the proposed project and the course that was developed during the project period will function as a basis for this planned MA degree programme.