A Project-Ready Approach to Teaching Visual Cultures: Replacing the Textbook with a Flexible, Scalable Database
February 4, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST| Free
In this demonstration, attendees will learn about building a flexible, platform neutral textbook replacement using low tech collaborative tools. The resulting data set can be published to a variety of display platforms (such as WordPress or Omeka) in addition to being available for faculty and student projects such as maps, timelines, and exhibits. Participants will learn about the necessary documentation and workflows to make these projects scalable.
The model will be the Liberal Studies Global Image Gallery, an innovative open educational resource project that uses high-resolution, zoomable, public domain and licensed images and faculty-authored content to provide a free and superior alternative to costly art history texts.
Equipment: Can bring a laptop if desired