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ERIC Number: EJ935035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Visual Culture and Literacy Online: Image Galleries as Sites of Learning
Carpenter, B. Stephen, II; Cifuentes, Lauren
Art Education, v64 n4 p33-40 Jul 2011
As new media emerge in the common culture, the authors recommend that art educators adopt those media to facilitate deep understanding of visual culture and literacy. They report here on applications of an online image gallery that helps users develop ways to interpret what they see and compose. Over the past few years the authors have collaborated on an online image gallery, entitled "Seeing Culture," with the goal of providing a context in which to encourage students to build their awareness of visual literacy as well as a means for them to explore possibilities for such shared online spaces to support their own instruction. "Seeing Culture" is a proprietary online image gallery that is closed to unregistered users. In this article they (1) outline the origins and purposes of the online image gallery "Seeing Culture"; (2) analyze their use of "Seeing Culture" based on data they gathered from users; and (3) offer a set of points for consideration by art educators interested in the possibilities of "Seeing Culture" and other online image galleries. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A