Leonardo’s Last Supper Online: Creating a Multimedia Tutorial for a Freshman Survey Course
Beth Harris, Fashion Institute of Technology, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
In the spring of 2000, two colleagues and I were anxious created a virtual tutorial for students taking the Survey of Art History. This course is offered to virtually every incoming freshman at the Fashion Institute of Technology, approximately 1400 students a year. We wanted to focus on a work of art that could be a vehicle for talking about many of the important issues that come up in the course. One of the points that we thought the multimedia environment might demonstrate effectively is that when writing art history, the historian chooses to foreground certain issues and to ignore others. We decided we would demonstrate this by taking one work of art and analyzing it from several perspectives. Surprisingly, although the website we created (which can be seen at http://tcentdev2.itec.suny.edu/fit/efein/ha112_upload/) was designed to enhance face-to-face classes, it has functioned more effectively in online versions of the course.
Harris, B. (2003). Leonardo’s Last Supper Online: Creating a Multimedia Tutorial for a Freshman Survey Course. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 764-767). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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