Direct or directed: orchestrating a more harmonious approach to teaching technology within an Art & Design Higher Education curriculum with special reference to visual communications courses

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/37157
Title:
Direct or directed: orchestrating a more harmonious approach to teaching technology within an Art & Design Higher Education curriculum with special reference to visual communications courses
Authors:
Marshall, Lindsey; Meachem, Lester
Abstract:
In this scoping study we have investigated the integration of subject-specific software into the structure of visual communications courses. There is a view that the response within visual communications courses to the rapid developments in technology has been linked to necessity rather than by design. Through perceptions of staff with day-to-day experience of the issues arising from the incorporation of such technology, we were able to construct an account of potential directions. There is a necessity for continual review of course content to ensure that training in software is embedded in the creative aspects of the curriculum in order to maximise the potential of new technology, maintain currency and future-proof the curriculum. We argue that curriculum developers in visual communications need to incorporate appropriate hardware and software within the studio environment.
Citation:
Learning Media and Technology, 32(1): 41 - 52
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Learning Media and Technology
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/37157
DOI:
10.1080/17439880601141195
Additional Links:
http://www.wlv.ac.uk/Default.aspx?page=15443; http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a770469088~db=all~order=page
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
17439884
Appears in Collections:
Art, Design and Creative Technology

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dc.contributor.authorMarshall, Lindsey-
dc.contributor.authorMeachem, Lester-
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-03T14:13:27Z-
dc.date.available2008-09-03T14:13:27Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationLearning Media and Technology, 32(1): 41 - 52en
dc.identifier.issn17439884-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17439880601141195-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/37157-
dc.description.abstractIn this scoping study we have investigated the integration of subject-specific software into the structure of visual communications courses. There is a view that the response within visual communications courses to the rapid developments in technology has been linked to necessity rather than by design. Through perceptions of staff with day-to-day experience of the issues arising from the incorporation of such technology, we were able to construct an account of potential directions. There is a necessity for continual review of course content to ensure that training in software is embedded in the creative aspects of the curriculum in order to maximise the potential of new technology, maintain currency and future-proof the curriculum. We argue that curriculum developers in visual communications need to incorporate appropriate hardware and software within the studio environment.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.wlv.ac.uk/Default.aspx?page=15443en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a770469088~db=all~order=pageen
dc.subjectSubject-specific softwareen
dc.subjectVisual communicationsen
dc.subjectArt and Designen
dc.subjectHigher Educationen
dc.titleDirect or directed: orchestrating a more harmonious approach to teaching technology within an Art & Design Higher Education curriculum with special reference to visual communications coursesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalLearning Media and Technologyen
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