Carnegie Mellon University

Stephan Caspar

Stephan Caspar

Assistant Teaching Professor of Media Creation & Multi-Cultural Studies

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Department of Modern Languages
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Education: BA in Film and French, Middlesex University. UK and PGDip in Independent Film Production at University of Wales in Cardiff, UK.


I have a background in creative media and design, training as a filmmaker before moving into education. I worked in film production and tv broadcasting, including at the BBC as a Content Producer, before becoming Head of Creative Arts at Fareham College in Hampshire, UK. In 2014 I took up a role at the University of Southampton leading the Digital Learning Team. This award-winning team helps researchers and educators create learning materials and media content and supports the adoption of new technologies for teaching and scholarship. In 2018 I joined the Department of Modern Languages at CMU. I am the Director for the Askwith Kenner Global Languages & Cultures Room, supporting language learning and cultural study through the use of immersive technologies. I continue to work as an artist practitioner, in VR creation, immersive design, and 360 ̇documentary. My work has been featured in publications and journals, and contributed to podcasts and talks, and is a regular session leader at The Playful Learning Conference in the UK. You can follow me on Twitter  and keep up to date with his weekly newsletter The Spaces In Between

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Immersive Technologies
  • Media Creation, Culture
  • Technology Enhanced Learning.
  • 82284 Multicultural Pittsburgh, exploring language and culture through Virtual Reality
  • 82285 Podcasting: Language and Culture through Storytelling
  • 82888 Topics in SLA - Language Learning and Technology
  • 82287 Multicultural Immersion: Relating Your World in VR
  • 82288 Everyday Learning: Designing Learning Experiences in Times of Unrest and Uncertainty
  • ALT Certified Membership of the Association for Learning Technologies - CMALT
  • Humanities@CMU - Impact Committee Member
  • Fulbright U.S Student Committee

Department Member Since 2018