By the quarter’s end, you should:
- Develop competencies in online project management and collaboration using Omeka as the primary platform for collecting and curating media assets (including digital images, video, and audio).
- Demonstrate a project-specific awareness of how to compose with multiple media (e.g., video, audio, and text) that engage various modalities (e.g., watching, reading, and listening) and audiences (e.g., academics and enthusiasts).
- Articulate how the design of web-based content influences people’s interpretations of and access to it and explain why the project should be digital in the first place.
- In groups, create an online exhibit consisting of at least twenty media assets, determine whether it should be published on the web, and develop a post-quarter sustainability plan for it.
- Individually and in writing, document changes made to the project, reflect on contributions made to it, and identify what was learned, what could be done differently, and what future contributors need to consider.
- Learn more about “do-it-yourself” cultures in the Puget Sound region and elsewhere, not to mention the multiple valences of DIY, and articulate how (if at all) those cultures should be represented through an online exhibit.
These six learning outcomes for the course resonate with the four core learning outcomes for undergraduates in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS):
- Critical thinking,
- Collaboration and shared leadership,
- Interdisciplinary research, and
- Writing and presentation.
For more details on the IAS learning objectives, please see this site. I am happy to further discuss the objectives with you.
Also note that the IAS learning objectives are developed and documented through the IAS degree portfolio process, a process that begins with the program core course and concludes with the portfolio capstone course. For that reason, it is recommended that you retain all work from this course (with comments from me and your peers) for that final portfolio. No worries: throughout the course I will remind you to document, save, and “version” your work. That way, it should be easy to translate or transfer into your IAS portfolio.