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On the Fence with the New Liberal Arts : Student Reflections on Teaching Media for Expression and Communication

Schamp-Bjerede, Teri LU (2012) In Skrifter utgivna vid Högskolan Kristianstad 2012(1). p.49-56
Abstract
The author spent seven years teaching and tutoring basic media use to liberal arts students. During this time, the author noted that liberal arts students differ in their use of technology, both in basic technical comprehension and computer skills levels, as compared to technical and computer science students. Different pedagogical approaches for the liberal arts students for the period of 2003-2009 were used, and the result being an eventual increase in the basic capabilities of these students as each subsequent year’s teaching methods were reviewed and refined. This paper reviews and discusses the processes utilized, by first considering Bruce & Levin’s index as to how technologies can be used in teaching, including an evaluation of... (More)
The author spent seven years teaching and tutoring basic media use to liberal arts students. During this time, the author noted that liberal arts students differ in their use of technology, both in basic technical comprehension and computer skills levels, as compared to technical and computer science students. Different pedagogical approaches for the liberal arts students for the period of 2003-2009 were used, and the result being an eventual increase in the basic capabilities of these students as each subsequent year’s teaching methods were reviewed and refined. This paper reviews and discusses the processes utilized, by first considering Bruce & Levin’s index as to how technologies can be used in teaching, including an evaluation of its evolution based on non-technical, pedagogical ideas of the early 20th century. Also considered are some differences between the traditional science student and the liberal arts student, especially within technology and its usage when teaching media for communication and expression. Secondly, this paper reviews setbacks and discusses solutions tried when more advanced technology was introduced into a liberal arts program, and those finally adapted solutions to the teaching and pedagogical problems that had arisen. Finally, this paper reflects on the pedagogy, instruction and tutoring involved during the author’s sessions and workshops, both in groups and individually, and reflects on Prensky’s theory of Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The author spent seven years teaching and tutoring basic media use to liberal arts students. During this time, the author noted that liberal arts students differ in their use of technology, both in basic technical comprehension and computer skills levels, as compared to technical and computer science students. Different pedagogical approaches for the liberal arts students for the period of 2003-2009 were used, and the result being an eventual increase in the basic capabilities of these students as each subsequent year’s teaching methods were reviewed and refined. This paper reviews and discusses the processes utilized, by first considering Bruce & Levin’s index as to how technologies can be used in teaching, including an evaluation of its evolution based on non-technical, pedagogical ideas of the early 20th century. Also considered are some differences between the traditional science student and the liberal arts student, especially within technology and its usage when teaching media for communication and expression. Secondly, this paper reviews setbacks and discusses solutions tried when more advanced technology was introduced into a liberal arts program, and those finally adapted solutions to the teaching and pedagogical problems that had arisen. Finally, this paper reflects on the pedagogy, instruction and tutoring involved during the author’s sessions and workshops, both in groups and individually, and reflects on Prensky’s theory of Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants.},
  author       = {Schamp-Bjerede, Teri},
  booktitle    = {Skrifter utgivna vid Högskolan Kristianstad},
  editor       = {Karlsson, Leif},
  issn         = {1404-9066},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {49--56},
  publisher    = {Kristianstad University Press},
  title        = {On the Fence with the New Liberal Arts : Student Reflections on Teaching Media for Expression and Communication},
  volume       = {2012},
  year         = {2012},
}