Special Topics: Art, Education & Activism in the Digital Age
The amount of learning occurring online today is unbelievable, and it primarily revolves around a single principle - sharing what you know, for the benefit of others. Using this as the point of departure this special topics studio course looks at web 2.0 technologies as related to art, education, and social engagement. Topics covered include interactive social media, open source, creative commons, peer-to-peer learning and collaboration, digital activism, DIYU, online courses, blended learning, and the use of websites, blogs, wikis, and audio/video streaming to facilitate learning and meaningful engagement in a global society. Of particular interest will be experimental, performative, and artistic approaches to utilizing these tools. Students will develop interactive projects and/or lesson plans that are delivered on the internet or via other multimedia platforms. This is a blended course, meaning a portion of the class meetings will be conducted online.
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