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This semester I have been setting up an Art Eduation Micro-computer lab at
Southwest Texas State university. When it is completed it will have around 26
workstations (Macintosh). Each workstation will have 1 GB hard drive, 32MB ram
and have color monitors. They are connected to an ethernet network and have
high speed acess to the Internet. They have a variety of software on them
including: ClarisWorks, KidPix, Dabbler, Painter, Illustrator, QuarkX-Press,
Photoshop, Netscape, Telnet, Eudora, ClarisHomePage, Fetch, Graphic Converter,
Stuffit Expander, Drop Stuff, Transparency, AOLpress. We will have two laser
printers, two color scanners, one color printer, one color ink jet plotter for
very good printing output on any type of paper.
As part of the lab I have been setting up an Art Education web site and I will
soon be sharing the URL with everyone.
I am also setting up a web server. On this web server we will have a web site
that I am calling ART EDUCATION online. The goal of this web site is to
conduct research on the effectiveness of using internet tools such ase-mail, WWW,
online forums, live chat, list, newsgroups for inservice training,workshops,
undergraduate and graduate coursework.
I am so excited about the possibilities. I hope to have ART EDUCATION online
ready for a small pilot research project later this summer. I will put up a
notice here when it is ready. I would really like to have 8-10 volunteers to
participate in this initial pilot research project.
Well enough techie talk. I am going outside to enjoy the weather..
Cheers and have a great day!
Associate Professor of Art Education
Southwest Texas State University