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Online Communities, Critiques and Second Life Teaching in the Visual Arts
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, State University of New York at New Paltz, United States ; , Great Bay Community College, United States ; , State University of New York at New Paltz, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This paper demonstrates successful online studio courses where digital photographs of actual student drawings replaced seated critiques. Online studio courses excelled in discussion board “critiques”, where students experienced freedom from face-to-face stress. The Wimba classroom in Blackboard was used for online office hours, and synchronous small group critiques. This video enabled tool facilitates live drawing demonstrations and audio communication, conveying a synergy between students and instructors that contributes to motivation and collaboration.

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Miiller, S., Cohen, A. & Smith, L. (2012). Online Communities, Critiques and Second Life Teaching in the Visual Arts. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 664-671). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 27, 2019 from .

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