The Social Artist – The Online Learning Initiative

The digital world is becoming increasingly important in our daily lives, and as we invest more and more time in creating and using our digital identities, we are prompted to investigate and reflect on the best uses for this powerful human technology.  There are numerous concerns arising from values that ground Liberal Arts education in the analogue world that can inform developments in the digital education landscape.  Sharing and scrutinizing these concerns contributes to the conversation on the ways in which we can academically engage students in the digital space.

The University of Mary-Washington’s Online Learning Initiative has kept conversation at the center of course development.  From initial meetings to course review, individuals have returned to a set of Liberal Arts values to guide choices in technology and pedagogy.


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