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ERIC Number: EJ766958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
A "Service-Learning Approach" to Teaching Computer Graphics
Hutzel, Karen
Art Education, v60 n1 p33-38 Jan 2007
The author taught a computer graphics course through a service-learning framework to undergraduate and graduate students in the spring of 2003 at Florida State University (FSU). The students in this course participated in learning a software program along with youths from a neighboring, low-income, primarily African-American community. Together, they learned the Adobe Photoshop computer program and collaboratively created a personal collage of images that were meaningful to both the FSU students and the neighborhood youths. Building on the potential for computer graphics to create collaborations among students, service-learning may be a useful strategy to enhance the development of these collaborations by connecting students to the local community to learn from the resources and work with the local residents. In this article, the author presents this as an example of cooperative imaging as a form of service-learning through the construction of community. (Contains 5 figures and 3 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida