Update: Media Culture 2020 European Programme

MC2020_Latvia_NewYear2013Find out what 9 Lincoln School of Media students and 2 lecturers got up to in Latvia when they completed the 2nd edition of Media Culture 2020.  It is an innovative EU-funded programme designed to explore new modes of collaborative teaching & learning. Here’s an update from LSM’s Martyn Thayne and Graham Cooper:

The main objective of the Erasmus Intensive Programme was to break down classroom and campus walls by creating an open learning environment, where students from different countries and fields could explore and learn together. The multi-disciplinary project featured five universities from across Europe, including Lincoln, the University of Vic (Spain/Catalonia), Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Liepaja University (Latvia), and HKU Hilversum (Netherlands). In addition to the delivery of a number of interactive, online workshops, the project culminated in a two-week intensive programme hosted by Liepaja University, Latvia.

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LSM Students in Latvia for Media Culture 2020

MC2020Project_AndrewWest_26Oct13Ten of our final year undergraduates are in Latvia for the second stage of the EU-funded Media Culture 2020 project.  It aims to “break classroom and campus walls by creating open virtual learning environments where students from different countries and fields can explore and learn together.”


MC2020Project_Intro_AndrewWest_27Oct13LSM third years have joined students from Finland, Spain and the Netherlands for two weeks of hard work and cultural exploration. Lecturer Martyn Thayne is with them for the first week and Senior Lecturer Graham Cooper will go out for the second week. Our 3rd year student Andrew West captured the moment when they landed at Riga airport on Saturday and their first introduction session was yesterday. He said: “it all sounds really exciting, I’ll keep you updated! Watch this video to find out what it’s all about.” Continue reading