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Re: Art students and the Internet

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Wed, 14 Feb 1996 00:27:13 -0500 (EST)

Dear Kathy:

Hi! How are you? I am writing in response to your request for information
about teachers that have used the internet as a learning resource for art
education. There is a brief article in the January 1996 edition of
SchoolArts Magazine pp. 12-13, concerning just that. It is entitled
"Artsednet: Arts Education Resources on the Internet." It discusses
available resources on the internet, focusing in particular on ArtEdNet.
It also details how a number of different teachers at different grade levels
have used the resources at the Getty site. The article is written by Candace
M. Borland, Program Officer at the Getty Center for Education. It is very
well-organized and concise. I think it would be very helpful for your

I am co-teaching a course at UT next quarter in Computer Graphics/New Technologyin Art Edcucation. We plan to make an introduction to the internet a component
in the course. In brief, we want to provide students with an internet access
account, introduce them to e-mail, have them subscribe to the Listserv at
Artsednet and participate in online discussion. In addition, we want them to
learn to use the various search tools available for the WWW and Gopher. To this
end, I have designed a sort of "Art Scavenger hunt." Since a portion of the
course deals with computer graphics/digitized imaging, we want them to search
for and find clip art and other public domain images to download for use.
Finally, a brief research project involving the location, use and documentation
of on-line resources such as ArtsedNet, ERIC and the many museums that are now
on-line is another possibility. If you need a list of sites we plan to use,
E-mail me back and I will send one.

Hope this helps!

Ruth Voyles
The University of Toledo
The Toledo Museum of Art