Title

The Evolution of Wooster's Independent Study

Item Type

Presentation

Location

Elaine Langone Center, Center Room

Session

#s2b: Beyond Text: Digital Approaches to Pedagogy and Scholarship, moderator Brianna Derr

Start Date

7-10-2017 1:45 PM

End Date

7-10-2017 3:15 PM

Description

The College of Wooster established the Senior Independent Study project in 1947 under President Howard Lowry. Until relatively recently the majority of projects outside of the performance and studio arts have been written theses. A typical student would produce an 80-200 page written document that would be bound and submitted to the Registrar to archive. In the last 10 years this has started to change. First we had students creating documentary films for their Independent Study projects in English, then students creating website interactive digital texts and now we find our students wanting to creating fully immersive virtual experiences. Our presentation will explore the ways Educational Technologists and Digital Scholars have influenced and support this evolution.

Language

eng

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Oct 7th, 1:45 PM Oct 7th, 3:15 PM

The Evolution of Wooster's Independent Study

Elaine Langone Center, Center Room

The College of Wooster established the Senior Independent Study project in 1947 under President Howard Lowry. Until relatively recently the majority of projects outside of the performance and studio arts have been written theses. A typical student would produce an 80-200 page written document that would be bound and submitted to the Registrar to archive. In the last 10 years this has started to change. First we had students creating documentary films for their Independent Study projects in English, then students creating website interactive digital texts and now we find our students wanting to creating fully immersive virtual experiences. Our presentation will explore the ways Educational Technologists and Digital Scholars have influenced and support this evolution.