The Workshop “ICT & Social Change”

Srinakharinwirot Universirty,
Bangkok 02.11. – 06.11. 2017

UPDATE: On October 13th, 2017 the EACEA granted an extension to the project. Still pending activities will be implemented based on the work plan, proposed to the agency. Further online meetings will concretise the implementation.

 

The latest implemented MEDLIT TtF workshop, focusing on ICT and Social Change, aimed to shape theoretical and practical knowledge transfer on concepts of values and value education in media and MOOCs, as well as on ethical issues within journalism and journalism education. For the latter, Tom Law from the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN) was invited to the workshop in order to speak about media ethics, hate speech and the power of images. In his expertise, he will evaluate the MEDLIT MOOCs and submit a report, setting the content into the relation of media ethics.
Furthermore, the project members discussed how media ethical aspects could be integrated in the MOOCs, but also in activities for the planned Media Literacy Network.

Besides these topics, the workshop period made space for presentations of the developments achieved during the MOOC Roadshow, led by UMK at each partner university in September. Also, a Steering Board and a Change Board Meeting were held during the five days. As this workshop was the last one before theofficial project end – October 14th, 2017 –  deadlines for required deliveries were set and last issues clarified for the case of rejection of the proposed project extension.

Participants

External Expert Tom Law
UniVie 3 Participants Thomas A. Bauer, Michael-Bernhard Zita, Fiona Slapota
OUNL 1 Participant Marlies Bitter-Rijpkema
CU 5 Participants  Jirayudh Sinthuphan, Wilairuck Suntikul, Metha Sereethanwong, Jatuporn Suwansukhum, Pijarin Sukkul
SWU (Host Institution) 5 Participants Thanakorn Thongprayoon, Krich Rajprasit, Supaporn Kulsitthiboon, Patricia Visser, Wachirapong Yaemtui
UMK 5 Participants Nik Maheran Nik Muhammad, Raja Suzana Raja Kasim, Suria Baba, Mhd Hafiz Karami Mhd Zain, Tan Tse Guan
UPM 5 Participants Ezhar Tamam, Sabariah Mohamed Salleh, Wan Anita Wan Abas, Rosya Izyanie Shamshudeen, Mohd Nizam Osman
AJC 5 Participants Vu Thanh Van, Nguyen Thi Van Trang, Dinh Thi Thu Hang, Nguyen Nga Huyen, Nguyen Thi Thu
USSH 6 Participants Hoang Xuan Phuong, Nguyen Van Ha, Huynh Minh Tuan, Nguyen Thi Ninh, Nguyen Cong Thanh Dung, Tran Le Hier Hanh

Goals

The workshop’s goals were:

  • Practical and theoretical knowledge transfer on ICT & Social Change,
  • Discussions on values and value education in the field of media,
  • Discussions on media ethical approaches in the field of journalism and journalism education,
  • Insights in the media ethics structures (for instance: the press council and its activities) of Thailand,
  • Collecting ideas and concepts, useful for MEDLIT MOOC and the Media Literacy Network.

General Outcome

During and after the workshop the following general outcomes could be secured:

  • Common understanding of different approaches to media ethics (theoretical, practical),
  • Shared acknowledgement of the importance of media ethics for social change,
  • Better overview of each country’s MOOC,
  • Impulse for ideas regarding the development of the Media Literacy Network,
  • General Agreement on last steps of the project.

Important Results

The workshop led to the following results:

  • Analysis of MEDLIT national MOOCs in their media ethical dimension,
  • National presentations of the MOOC developments and achievements, resulting from the Roadshow,
  • Deadlines for submitting receipts and required documents,
  • Decisions on Budget Shifts between partners,
  • Timeline for short-term Network activities.

Detailed Documentation

For detailed documentation of the TtF Workshop ICT & Social Change please go to:

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