Visual Arts on Blackboard


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Georina Weestradt's presentation at the first CPUT Teaching and Learning with Technology day

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Visual Arts on Blackboard

  1. 1. Teaching Visual Art Education with Technology Presented by: Georina Westraadt [email_address] Lecturer in Arts Education, Cape Peninsula University of Technology Wellington Campus South Africa 0218645212 (ph) 0731639118 (cell)
  2. 2. BACKGROUND <ul><li>the use of Blackboard and other forms of technology </li></ul><ul><li>for information, notes, calendar, assignments, practical portfolios, visual literacy studies, grades and communication </li></ul><ul><li>In the teaching and learning of Visual Art </li></ul>
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>modern technology for the ‘cleanliness’, safeness, </li></ul><ul><li>speed and accessibility any time, any place. </li></ul><ul><li>cost of printing assignments and notes, </li></ul><ul><li>distance students </li></ul>
  4. 4. IOA100S <ul><li>large groups, little time, big volume of work </li></ul><ul><li>failed their test </li></ul><ul><li>other assessment instruments </li></ul><ul><li>graded discussion introduced. </li></ul><ul><li>Student participation was very high </li></ul><ul><li>preparation for the test </li></ul><ul><li>checked their marks regularly </li></ul>
  5. 5. Grade center: Assignments
  6. 6. Grade center: Assignments cont…
  7. 7. ASSIGNMENTS <ul><li>assignment to submit on Blackboard. </li></ul><ul><li>marking was done on-line </li></ul><ul><li>marks and comments available immediately after assessment. </li></ul><ul><li>checked their marks and comments </li></ul>
  8. 8. STUDENT REACTION <ul><li>Comments after course and lecturer assessment varied after the semester. </li></ul><ul><li>Most wanted all their marks and assignments to be handled via Blackboard. </li></ul><ul><li>Few felt that the lecturer was ‘not available.’ </li></ul><ul><li>Not all equally able to access and utilize modern technology. </li></ul>
  9. 9. OTHER COURSES <ul><li>400 students used Blackboard for course content, notes, assignments, announcements, calendar, grades for their Visual Art theoretical work. </li></ul>
  10. 10. OTHER FORMS OF TECHNOLOGY USED <ul><li>Teaching Practice journal and photographs </li></ul><ul><li>projected onto the whiteboard in a PPT presentation </li></ul><ul><li>interactive tool </li></ul><ul><li>acquainted with whiteboard use </li></ul><ul><li>learn from the failures and successes of their classmates. </li></ul><ul><li>Gallery visits and excursions </li></ul><ul><li>Service Learning project </li></ul><ul><li>Final exhibition of work, DVD loop </li></ul>
  11. 11. HONOURS STUDENTS <ul><li>part-time </li></ul><ul><li>e-mail photographs of practical work </li></ul><ul><li>Smartphone </li></ul><ul><li>plug the phone into my computer </li></ul><ul><li>Sms, or e-mail communication between contact sessions </li></ul><ul><li>tuition was not restricted to contact sessions. </li></ul>
  12. 12. DIGITAL WORK <ul><li>series of photography or an animation DVD </li></ul><ul><li>suitable for learners in the Senior Phase (Grade 7 – 9) at school </li></ul>
  13. 13. VISUAL LITERACY <ul><li>DVD </li></ul><ul><li>project on whiteboard </li></ul><ul><li>gallery excursions </li></ul><ul><li>web for virtual visits </li></ul><ul><li>magazines available on-line </li></ul><ul><li>Example: IZIKO... </li></ul>
  14. 14. Iziko SA Art museum ( click on image)
  15. 15. CONCLUSION <ul><li>Problems: </li></ul><ul><li>reluctant lecturers and students </li></ul><ul><li>culture of technology use </li></ul><ul><li>lack of facilities </li></ul><ul><li>power-failures! </li></ul>