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This virtual exchange project involved two different components - DePaul students had to apply journalism skills in editorial decision – by consulting to help the UC Louvain students with digital magazine, while the UC Louvain students had to develop and write a op-ed piece in consultation with DePaul students. To start the project, students reviewed Belgian magazine themes and concepts and selected projects for consulting in the UC Louvian Sharepoint system. Zoom meetings were scheduled with the assigned groups to discuss magazine concepts and op-ed article approaches. The students submitted three op-ed links and summaries of the Sharepoint files for each group via email with the assigned Belgian Magazine team. They also worked on finding original American news sources and provided a brief summary of why they demonstrated important approaches. Students used WhatsApp, Facebook and Zoom for informal group meetings in which DePaul students they were able to provide content-based feedback to Belgian students on drafts of their op-ed.
At the end of the project, the DePaul students reviewed the finished product from the Belgian students and provided any needed feedback in Sharepoint and via email. They also submitted a final reflection paper on the virtual exchange consulting project.
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Institution: DePaul University Discipline: Journalism Course name: Journalism Capstone
Institution: Université catholique de Louvain Discipline: English/Modern Languages Course name: English, Project-Based Language Learning
DePaul UniversityChicago, IL, United States
Université Catholique de Louvain Louvain la Neuve, Belgium
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