>I'm currently working toward an MA in art education at The University of >the Arts in Philadelphia. The art education just got a large grant >through PA's 'Link to Learn' program to train teachers how to use >technology and distance learning. We have been working with the >Philadelphia Museum of Art's distance learning programs, and have used >some of the grant money to purchase teleconferencing equipment for several >Philly schools. Two new faculty were hired this year to spearhead >continued 'progress' with this grant. > >The problem I have with all this is that the technology has become such an >all-consuming goal (grants, grants, grants!) for our department lately >that the more traditional means of teaching and developing curriculum in >art are under much less focus. There are no guarantees for any of us that >our schools will have or be able to afford this technology... and I just >wonder what used to be addressed in our classes during the time now spent >on streaming video and PowerPoint.
Kate, would you send me more information on the program you are enrolled
in--i.e. website, e-mail etc. How much time per day do you spend on the
program? Are there any thesis writings required, etc.? I'm intrigued by
the possibility of getting a Masters Degree online!!!