USGM THE VIRTUAL CAMPUS S.I.M. MULTIMODAL INTEGRATED SYSTEM www.unimarconi.it Università degli Studi “Guglielmo Marconi” (USGM) is the first Italian “Open University” recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education (DM March 2004) It offers online courses (Degrees – Masters - PhD) delivered through SIM System 6 Faculties 14 First Level Degree Courses 16 Second Level Degree Courses More than 100 postgraduate training courses • Master Programmes • Postgraduate courses • Ph.D.
ST.ART PROJECT PROJECT PARTNER ST.ART - STreet ARTists in a virtual space USGM leader; 2 education partner; 1 technological partner; 5 schools PROGRAMME PERIOD Lifelong Learning Programme Sub-programme Comenius – Multilateral Projects 24 months (1 December 2009 - 30 November 2011) OBJECTIVE Increase students awareness and understanding of Street art and of the difference between street art and vandalism through the use of an innovative virtual learning environment
ST.ART PROJECT Street art is art made in public spaces. It has developed out of the graffiti tradition of the 1980s and over the last decade it has become one of the most popular and controversial art form in the contemporary scene, reaching also the mainstream. Illustration: Bike, by Swoon Illustration Yoyo, 1983, by Basquiat Illustrations: Hip Hop Graffiti CC BY 2.0 Shad Bolling
Target Group ST.ART PROJECT <ul><li>Secondary schools students: students aged 16 to 18 in secondary schools (mostly art schools). </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary schools teachers: Art teachers, ICT teachers, English as foreign language teachers in secondary schools (mostly art schools). </li></ul><ul><li>Target group internal to the partnership. </li></ul>
<ul><li>The main aim of ST.ART project is to have students in secondary school: </li></ul><ul><li>better know street art, its origins, roots and latest developments </li></ul>ST.ART PROJECT Objectives
<ul><li>understand the difference between aesthetics, street art forms and vandalism; </li></ul>ST.ART PROJECT Objectives
<ul><li>develop transversal competences and increase their awareness as European citizens . </li></ul>ST.ART PROJECT Objectives
10 TEACHERS <ul><li>WIEN 13/14 DECEMBER </li></ul><ul><li>Training path; </li></ul><ul><li>Use of new technologies in education; </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers’ role during the experimentation phase. </li></ul>TEACHERS/STUDENTS (177) <ul><li>Training area: </li></ul><ul><li>48 h e-learning course on: </li></ul><ul><li>Aesthetics and creativity; </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship; </li></ul><ul><li>Digital competences in web 2.0 and Open sim </li></ul><ul><li>Social area: </li></ul><ul><li>Upload photos and reviews; </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion mentor-student </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual city: </li></ul><ul><li>45 h to develop a project art work </li></ul>ST.ART Project Course methodology Course duration: 6 Months December 2010 – May 2011
ST.ART PROJECT E-learning platform Learning material: audiolessons, lecture notes and quizzes The material was developed in English: cross-curricular contents.
ST.ART PROJECT Districts in Metropolis . Each district has a colour and a topic. Students are divided in groups: each group works in a district, shares artworks, pictures and comments related to the topic. Open sim : synchronous lectures mediated by the Mayor. Discussion groups : Law for the Regulation of Street Art in Urban Areas. Students involvement favours social interaction: learning community
ST.ART PROJECT 10 teachers as Trainers (2 each school) attended the in presence Seminar held in Wien on 13 and 14 December 2010. 20 teachers mediated the e-course and actively participated in activities in Open sim Results
ST.ART PROJECT Results 177 students participated in the activities : 7 synchronous lectures were held by the Mayor in Open sim
<ul><li>Teachers: </li></ul><ul><li>“ mediate” the learning process involving in it students and choosing the contents available on the platform ; </li></ul><ul><li>participate in the discussion forum with peers </li></ul>ST.ART PROJECT <ul><li>Teacher : </li></ul><ul><li>observe the learning process; </li></ul><ul><li>share a communication code with students </li></ul>Gilly Salmon Five stage model
ST.ART PROJECT Lessons learnt Pros Active participation of teachers in all the activities: development of the project Collaborative learning of students within open sim for the ethical code Cross-curricula learning material – textbook not focused on street artists E-newsletter to spread perception on street art within society and experiences (entrepreneurship) Cedar Cons Language barrier Cultural barrier Adults more difficult to approach the system prototype Timing: more time to attend the course
ST.ART PROJECT Upcoming events Insea World Congress Budapest 25-30 June 2011 Final project conference Malta 13-15 October 2011 IADIS Multiconference Rome 20-26 July 2011 Wave - Wall art valorisation experience October 2011
Thanks for your attention! Monica Fasciani [email_address] www.startproject.eu Università degli Studi “Guglielmo Marconi” Via Plinio 44 - 00192 Roma - Italia