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Friday, March 17 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Critique from a Distance: A New Approach

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One of the most difficult aspects of teaching an art or design course online is replicating critique. Critique is the culmination of hours, days, or weeks of work on a specified task; it is an opportunity for a student to share the reasons behind their creation as well as to get feedback from their peers and the instructor. Learning to talk about one’s work as well as take constructive criticism is an extremely important skill and should not be overlooked when developing an online section of a design/art course. VoiceThread is a great option for offering an effective critique experience from a distance. This session will cover a step-by-step approach using VoiceThread to deliver an effective critique exercise online. I had to use a text-based solution for many years before I found VoiceThread; now there is more engagement and an even better understanding of suggestions for improvement. In my class, students are encouraged to redo their work based on feedback received in critique. I believe that students learn more when they work through their mistakes and critique is the foundation for this learning process. A successful technique for critique can make all the difference.

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Elaine Reeder

Learning Specialist, Virginia Commonwealth University

Friday March 17, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Holley I/II
  • Session Sponsored by: Virginia Commonwealth University