You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly.
Teaching Digital Art Applications
Problem of practice
In my digital art classes, my students use rich computer applications with loads of functionality (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, for example). I have wrestled with different ways in which to teach these programs. I have found demos to be ineffective for my students. Either they don’t pay attention, or they try to follow along, missing the next part of the demo. Even when students are paying attention, they often forget what I did by the time they are ready to try themselves.
Each day I ask a question about the program students are using for the current project, and provide instructions to help them figure out the answer. Following the steps, students discover an element of the program that they can use in their project.
Cast your vote