Academic Skills

BA-1 Course by Dr Aleid Fokkema, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

As part of Erasmus University's International Bachelor of Communication and Media (IBCoM), I teach Academic Skills to first-year students. This is a critical course where the students are introduced to the canons of research, literature review, academic writing, presentation giving and other fundamental skills.

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Media Systems in Comparative Perspective

BA-1 Course by Dr Erik Hitters, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

I teach tutorials for this course and give a guest lecture on Media Systems Beyond the Western World. This is a fundamental theoretical course for media and communication students.

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International and Global Communication

BA-2 Course by Dr Etienne Augé, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

I teach tutorials for this course and give a guest lecture on Digital Storytelling and Privacy. This course stimulates students to apply their acquired skills and personal experiences in the most creative manner as they prototype the future.

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New Media for Integration Course: Social Benefits and Social Harms of Digital Media

Erasmus Preparatory Year Programme, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

I am teaching two sessions in the Preparatory Year Programme (Voorbereidend Jaar) at Erasmus University, which is aimed at students with a refugee background, motivated to take part in comprehensive training. The course allows the students to use their own and build new social, cultural and digital knowledge and experiences to live, learn and work in a new digital society. By critically reflecting on their own practices, respective cases introduced through assigned literature, slides, videos, and class discussion, students develop participatory, communicative, and ethical skills for digital media use. In compendium, these skills are aimed at making students aware, informed, secure, responsible, and strategic digital media users.

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Social and Cultural Competences in the Digital Age: Presentation Skills

Erasmus Preparatory Year Programme, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

The course is aimed at students with a refugee background that are motivated to take part in a comprehensive training that will allow them to use their own and build new social, cultural and digital knowledge and experiences to live, learn and work in a new digital society. The significance of presentation skills for prospective academic and professional careers of the students is self-evident. During the workshop, participants are given practical guidelines and tips regarding speech, breath, dress, non-verbal communication, technology, slides style and content, among other nuances. Prior to the workshop, participants prepare “elevator pitches” on the topics of their choice. Each student receives feedback on their presentation, with the intention to empower them to become better presenters.

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International Cyber (In)Security

Week-long module for the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

I designed and taught a module on digitisation, privacy and surveillance, amid the rapid internet penetration in Central Asia. Given that this penetration is taking place in autocratic political contexts domestically and regionally (with Russia and China being the largest neighbours and geopolitical actors), this type of knowledge transfer is timely and fundamentally important. After graduation, the OSCE Academy students go on to work in diplomacy, research, education, and NGO sectors. It is important to make sure that they enter these well-informed in the domain of digital media.

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Media (In)Security

Biannual workshop designed for EU-Central Asia Monitoring (EUCAM) Fellows, the Netherlands

Since 2018, I am giving a workshop designed for civil society leaders and young researchers. The workshop is given biannually, with meetings in Rotterdam and Groningen. In the workshop, participants reflect on traditional and digital media realities in their home countries. They are introduced to canonical literature and key concepts in media theory and address such topics as propaganda, influence operations and media governance. The workshop has attracted participants from Greece, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Netherlands, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

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