SOFIA-TORINO-2013-ERASMUS IP PROJECT

In february 2013 a students team from Alma Mater Tv took part in Erasmus Intensive Programme for two weeks in Torino University.

ERASMUS IP
“Media & TV Students’ Training”
Summary
“Media & TV Students’ Training”
The intensive programme “Media & TV Students’ Training” will be a great opportunity to
implement a common programme working with other institutions already involved in EUTV.
Objectives.
Students will learn to:
– Develop the approach/method to translate complex topics into comprehensive audiovisual
language (e.g. results from multidisciplinary research) for the general public(show, don’t tell)
implementing high journalistic quality criteria;
– Work with an International Approach, bringing diverse backgrounds into interdisciplinary
project management and intercultural teamwork and enforcing intercultural teamwork between
students and teachers;
– disseminate knowledge;
– promote European cultures and scientific thought with students who are interested in learning
new and innovative ways in teaching media subjects;
– promote multidisciplinary approach in the media.
Main activities
– learning to shoot, edit, story telling for audio-visual formats on science dissemination,
– implementing high journalistic quality criteria in their work,
– using a website to divulge and distribute the products of science journalism,
– exploring research,
– managing projects,
– conducting meetings with scholars and learning how to translate humanities events in
audiovisual communication,
Target Groups
– students from European universities who will discuss and explore the means of translating
scientific results into the audiovisual language of science journalism and thereby supporting the
spread of science results worldwide.
– teachers involved in media, who are interested in learning new and innovative ways of teaching
in media subjects
Expected outputs
– The output of the workshop will be the audio-visual features produced by the students. These
can then be incorporated into the EUTV website. Students can refer to the website e.g. when
applying for jobs and they can also be sure of an international display of their work.

Curriculum for the Workshop
„Media & TV Students’ Training“
The Erasmus Intensive Programme brings together students and teaching staff from European higher educational institutions which is a unique opportunity for cross-fertilization between higher education in journalism and media and European University TV.
During the last years video and web TV has become a common used tool for communication and education. Almost all universities use Web TV and host media production.
As a result of the international conference on University Television,(Turin “University Making
Television”), in 2009, EUTV was created – a consortium of European universities supporting broadcasting and webcasting in order to disseminate acknowledge, promote European cultures and scientific thought and emphasize scientific research results.
The media course will benefit from EUTV network while the course may contribute to EUTV’s further development.
The programme will allow a better multilateral cooperation between higher education institutions in Europe involved in EUTV.
Our primary goal will be that STUDENTS LEARN how to create a web-based platform. In the long perspective we want to create a platform which can enable students to find a bigger audience for their work and to profit from watching other students work.
Also, a goal is to support the development of innovative ICT-based content, services, pedagogies and practice for lifelong learning (ERA-OpObj-6).
The targeted audience of EUTV is the international scientific community comprising students and teachers. They are all called to take the proposed content as a basis for further discussion and
for further cooperation of different university tv channels/ seminar cooperations and so on.
One of the main goals of the Programme will be the support to the development of innovative
ICT-based content, through the establishment of a web-based audio-visual platform. This tool
will disseminate projects and events in humanities, arts and natural sciences from European universities, across the world, engaging students in workshops.
One of the concepts of EUTV is to teach students the art of making audio-visual products with a high level of journalistic quality, enhancing their intercultural competences and acquainting them with interdisciplinary work.
The content for the platform is provided by the members of the consortium. It will be produced primarily by students as well as media professionals. The features are produced in the countries of the members and in their native languages with subtitles or in English.
The platform allows the content to be available as single features while at the same time programmes on specific topics etc. will be produced. Each member has the possibility to host a programme.
To improve the quality and to increase the volume of student and teaching staff mobility throughout Europe, so as to contribute to increase by 2013 individual participants in student mobility under the Erasmus programme and its predecessor programmes (ERA-OpObj-1);
and to improve the quality and to increase the volume of multilateral cooperation between higher education institutions in Europe (ERA-OpObj-2)

Teaching Scheme
The courses will be conducted in mixed groups of three students. The groups are composed by
two students from a media subject and one student from a non-media subject. On this basis the
learning process is conducted on a peer-to-peer level. The groups and their work are supervised
and accompanied by professionals from the media and academia from the EUTV consortium. All
courses are held in English.
Before the workshop starts the students are encouraged to choose a topic about which they want
to produce a feature. They are further asked to conduct research in advance and to exchange with
the other students via an internet platform especially provided.
ECTS
The IP program will be developed for 80 hours course. According to the ECTS Standard one ECTS
equates 25-30 working hours. In addition to the present program the projects require the
students to do some (supervised) preparation before the workshop in Turin starts. This
preparation work will add up to another 25-30 hours. Therefore the IP program will equate 4
ECTS.
Students will be selected among the universities involved. The selection criteria will be based on
their technology competences and their skills on professional figures of television productions.
The course will improve the students knowledge in setup a TV product. The main proposed idea
will be that making television means to work in a team and to cooperate to make sense to a
communication product.

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