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ERIC Number: EJ793881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8510
Creating a Learning Space that Is Virtual and Experiential
Schneiderman, Bette E.
Journal of Aesthetic Education, v42 n2 p38-50 Sum 2008
The final product of the Rembrandt Project will be a Web site that is intended primarily for use by middle and high school teachers and their students. It is a celebration of Rembrandt's work in the contexts of his time, place, and culture and all that may emanate from them. A special feature of the site is the integration of art, aesthetic, and social studies education. Other articles in this issue address the rich content of the project's work, that is, the artworks themselves, their contextual grounding, and the development of skills that maximize learning. This article looks at the creation of a learning space as a home for the development of the project. It explores issues related to learning spaces and features some of the technologies that can be used within them. To provide a sense of what this article is about, three cases are presented, each with two scenarios and a sample online discussion. The purpose of these cases is to draw readers into the experience of a virtual learning space before discussing contemporary learning communities, learning spaces, and technologies. The cases will show how to develop lively democratic conversation that makes communal learning possible. Participants can be of all kinds, from experts to those who simply want to learn. They can be located anywhere and participate at whatever time suits them best. (Contains 28 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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