Today and yesterday a few people asked:
What is going on with all the personals???
I would like to tell you about the Art and Ecology Interinstitutional
Dialogue now taking place on ArtEdNet talk among preservice teachers.
Over the last couple of weeks you have received messages from future
elementary classroom teachers and art teachers on ArtsEdnet talk, which
have usually been identified in the subject of the message by the prefix
Pre-service teachers in method courses at the University of Arizona; Texas
Tech University; State University of New York at New Paltz; University of
North Carolina at Pembroke; and The Ohio State University have been invited
to participate in an on-line conversation about the ArtEdNet web site, Art
& Ecology (A&E). Instructors: Elizabeth Garber, Rita Irwin, Karen
Keifer-Boyd, Kristin Rauch, John Labadie, and myself will help facilitate
the students interinstitutional dialogue. We invite your participation and
welcome your suggestions.
The Autumn Quarter at each of these institutions is now under way. As you
experienced yesterday, students have started to introduce themselves to one
another. Hence you have all received some "personals" from Arizona and
will receive additional "Personals" over the next few days from other
future teachers. We apologize for any inconvenience this creates in your
regular on-line talk routine.
Our hope is that the students will begin to feel more comfortable talking
on-line if they first just log on and establish a connection with students
at another institution (with whom they have been partnered) We also hope
they will establish relations with experienced teachers and art members of
the regular on-line talk group.
I hope you will embrace this effort to welcome new participants to your
on-line talk and hope you will help them explore important ideas and issues
in their future postings. Students have also been asked to post: a critique
of an issue they identify from the Art & Ecology web site, respond to a
students posted issue critique from a different university and post and
respond to a brief lesson about an Art & Ecology issue.
If you would like to avoid some or all of the student postings, messages
will be labeled with an A&E prefix in the subject.
Thank you for your support as we explore something new on-line.
We look forward to working with all of you.
Don H. Krug, Ph.D.
343 Hopkins Hall
128 North Oval Mall
Columbus, Ohio 43210