The sheer scale of the MEDLIT project might have been a little too much for me to handle, but at the end I have survived the process. It opened a new perspective for me about media literacy and eLearning. I was quite sceptical of eLearning and MOOC, but I now enjoy experimenting with it on a daily basis. I have come to a realization of its possibilities and importance in the context of the millennials generation. I am creating new contents for my classes every day!
I personally faced many difficulties during the course of the project. With my many responsibilities, I am usually busy, and I hence like to use my time wisely. Too much traveling and too many meetings without any clear outcome frustrated me. To cope with the situation, I learned to play it by ears and tried to take anything that came by into considerations.
What I really enjoyed about the project was to learn more about the media in Vietnam and Malaysia. The knowledge gained from interacting with colleagues from these two countries has been very useful for my teaching and research. The working trip to the university and media valley in the Netherlands was also very inspiring. My regret was that I missed both of the working trip to Vienna due to personal problems. I have heard that it was also inspirational.
As for the effect of the MEDLIT project to my academic life, I am now regarded as one of the experts in Media Literacy and MOOC production in the country, which I should protest that am not. My current field of work might be less relevant to the media, but I always tell my colleagues in Area Studies and International Relations that we must pay some interest in the Media and Media Literacy. This is because our understanding of the world and international relations is largely influenced by the media that we are exposed to.