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Kerri Steinberg: 2007 TLC Technology Grant Report


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History of Graphic Design Wiki

My motivation for applying for an Instructional Technology Grant was simple: each spring semester I teach three sections of the History of Graphic Design, Illustration, and Advertising—three histories which must be woven together within the structure of a fifteen week course.

Establishing an Otis History of Graphic Design wiki [wikis.otis.edu/graphicdesigna/ no longer available] was just the solution. During the spring semester of 2007, the Communication Arts sophomores, all of whom are required to take the History of Graphic Design, Illustration, and Advertising, initiated three Otis College History of Graphic Design wikis. In preparation for the wiki project, I surveyed the sources held within Otis Library Special Collections, and identified those which I believed would be most useful for the project. From there, the students within my three classes were divided into four groups for the purposes of specializing in a particular era of graphic design history.

--Kerri Steinberg
Liberal Arts and Sciences

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