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ERIC Number: EJ1087153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1436-4522
Through the Lens of a Tetrad: Visual Storytelling on Tablets
McEwen, Rhonda; Zbitnew, Anne; Chatsick, Jennifer
Educational Technology & Society, v19 n1 p100-112 2016
What are the boundaries between traditional and new media, between ability and disability, and between the artist and the processes for making art? This article reports findings from a study of tablet devices as media for self-expression and visual storytelling by adults with intellectual disabilities and examined whether or not art-making processes were altered by the use of tablet devices when compared with the use of more traditional paper-based media. Using McLuhan's tetrad as an analytical lens we identify processes simultaneously altered as users engaged with tablet devices. Social interaction and self-initiated communication were observed when tablets were used to create art.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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