Teaching philosophy

  • I have taught undergraduate and graduate courses in four institutions in Spain and Hong Kong. As an adjunct professor, I taught and designed introductory courses in the East Asian Studies Department at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona including “Societies of East Asia” and “Politics of East Asia”. I also have experience in teaching smaller, upper-division courses, such as “Mass Media in East Asia.” At City University of Hong Kong, I have taught the courses “Video Production” and “Crisis Communication Management”. For close to ten years, I also worked at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) as online course instructor for several subjects.
  • In my teaching, I place great importance to digital literacy and, as such, I like to incorporate new media and new information technologies in class. You can read more about my teaching philosophy in my teaching statement. In 2017 I was awarded the "Teaching Innovation Award" (graduate student category) by City University of Hong Kong's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS). The assessment panel cited my using of technology in class as one of the reasons for granting me the recognition. To learn more about my teaching philosophy and style, you can watch the presentation I gave at City University of Hong Kong's CLASS Awards Day in May 2017 (in English).

Current courses

  • COMM3317: Multimedia Journalism
  • University of Houston 2018/19 In English Instructor of Record

    This course teaches students how to use text, still and moving images, sound and other visual elements to tell compelling news stories online. The main goal is to learn how different media can be combined to narrate stories more effectively. In order to acquire these skills, this course mirrors as much as possible the processes and dynamics of real news organizations and/or production companies. Students work in teams to conceptualize, produce and deliver high quality, engaging and ethical multimedia stories. They face tight deadlines, theu have to teach themselves new skills, and they need to face the praise and criticism of your peers and audience.

Future courses

  • COMM7396: Global Journalism

Previously taught courses

Other teaching experience

  • GE225: Food and Fashion in Hong Kong
  • City University of Hong Kong 2013/14 2014/15 In English Teaching Assistant
  • COM4307: Television News Production and Anchoring
  • City University of Hong Kong 2013/14 In English Teaching Assistant
  • Territori i població a la Xina i al Japó [People and the land in China and Japan]
  • Universitat Oberta Catalunya (UOC) 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 In Catalan In Spanish Course Instructor Online Course
  • Geografia física i humana de l'Àsia Oriental [Physical and human geography of East Asia]
  • Universitat Oberta Catalunya (UOC) 2013/14 In Catalan In Spanish Course Instructor Online Course
  • 17027: Japonès I: introducció a la llengua i l'escriptura japoneses [Japanese I: introduction to Japanese language and writing]
  • Universitat Oberta Catalunya (UOC) 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 In Catalan In Spanish Course Instructor Online Course