Starting an online course for you students it a nobile
endeavor. You are looking at it at the right
perspective. Collect your resouces, get your model
devleoped, figure out your assessments and how you
will communicate back and forth with students. Also
consider how students will communicate with you for
assessments, projects and written materials. What
format will they use.
Over the last two years I have spent time working on
my Educational Techology Masters Degree. I have
chatted with many who have taken on the online
teaching experience and what they have told me is you
have to have a good format and plan before starting.
Take a look at other online "Art" related curriculum
and classes and see how they have laid out their plan.
Questions you need to aske yourself is how much
interaction you want with the students, how much they
should interact with each other?
--- Joe & Vickie Magee <email@example.com> wrote:
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joe & Vickie Magee" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
> Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 8:28 PM
> Subject: Online Art Class
> > Hello,
> > I have read some great words of wisdom since I
> joined this list serv...now
> > was hoping maybe someone could give me some advice
> as well?
> > I have been asked to develop and teach an online
> course regarding Graphic
> > Arts. There are several reasons I would like to
> do this. I think it is a
> > great opportunity to benefit students in/outside
> of our district who can
> > fit such courses into their schedule. Our
> district is small and I "AM"
> > department (like many of you out there).
> Therefore, the hours I can teach
> > high school course are limited and many times my
> schedule does not fit the
> > schedules of students. The result, my course was
> dropped due to only 4
> > students who were interested. This also makes me
> concerned regarding my
> > full time contract. Our district is facing some
> budgeting problems and
> > possibility of my contract beign reduced is a
> reality (although admin
> > me I have nothing to worry about). Yeah right! I
> also am pursuing my
> > Masters in Integrating Technology in the
> Curriculum. I find this an
> > interesting but exciting challenge to include in
> my teaching.
> > The TRITON organization who sponsors/owns the
> online and
> > courses in northeast Wisconsin would pay me $500
> for course development.
> > The course is going to be totally online but could
> be blended with face to
> > face contact (no more than 20%). Our school would
> receive $210 per
> > from TRITON. In addition, TRITON would own the
> > Now this class does not have to be up and running
> this year, but the goal
> > for next fall. I have taught Electronic Imaging
> (which is an Introductory
> > course to PhotoShop and Digital Art) and Graphic
> Art classes. My goal is
> > begin with Electronic Imaging or something
> similar. The curriculum I have
> > is very vague and needs revamping. I was curious
> if anyone wouldn't mind
> > sharing their curriculums and outcomes? This
> would help me to see what
> > other Art Educators are doing as well, so that I
> am on the same page. The
> > hard part is documenting the curriculum to present
> to Northeast Wisconsin
> > Technical College (NWTC) who will be guiding me
> through the online
> > development. So I will not be on my own with this
> as far as putting
> > everything together online.
> > I have taken courses online and love the
> flexibility of this type of
> > But I have only been on the receiving end, never
> the instructor. I would
> > greatly appreciate any opinions, advice, comments,
> or suggestions anyone
> > could share with me.
> > Thanks,
> > Vickie - WI
> > Victoria L Magee
> > Art K-12
> > Lena School District
> > email@example.com
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