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ERIC Number: EJ948108
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
The Virtual Teaching Artist: An Aesthetic Approach to Designing a Museum Podcast
Toth, John
Teaching Artist Journal, v9 n4 p213-225 2011
A podcast refers to an interactive audio-visual presentation. In this article, the author focuses on four instructional design strategies he used in the podcast that had the greatest impact on his students' aesthetic experience with the work of art. The first strategy was developing questions that encourage personal connections that lead to an aesthetic experience (Parrish); the second strategy was to zoom in with close-up images to connect details of an artwork to the larger social-cultural context of the painting (Falk and Dierking); the third strategy was to make the learning experience active through physical engagement with art activities prior to and during the museum podcast experience (Falk and Dierking); the fourth strategy was to use iPod/podcast technologies that allow students to be in control of the pace of the learning experience through stop, start, rewind, and chapter buttons that provide maneuverability through the podcast experience (Bartneck et al.). The author provides a brief historical context on the use of electronic museum guide devices before he discusses the importance of these technology-based instructional strategies. (Contains 2 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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