ERIC Number: EJ740502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Students Online as Cultured Subjects: Prolegomena to Researching Multicultural Arts Courses on the Web
Lai, Alice; Ball, Eric L.
Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, v46 n1 p20-33 Fall 2004
Given many researchers' concern with multicultural approaches to art education and the fact that an increasing number of arts and arts-related courses are taught online, the authors explore theoretical considerations for researching multicultural arts courses delivered entirely over the Internet. Specifically, they maintain that such researchers need to recognize mechanisms by which students can be constituted as cultured (gendered, racialized, etc.) subjects, and that many of these mechanisms will depend on certain characteristics particular to asynchronous, text-based learning environments. Characteristics and mechanisms discussed include disembodied text-based performance of identities, speech-like writing, space-flexibility and student geographical location, space-time flexibility, and class attendance/participation, time flexibility, and asynchronous discussion threads. (Contains 8 footnotes.)
Descriptors: Internet, Attendance, Art Education, Distance Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Multicultural Education, Discourse Analysis, Cultural Pluralism, Online Courses, Educational Research
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