This course is an experiment I developed for my graphic design thesis at MICA. In this course, I am the professor developing and assigning projects, I am the student completing the projects, and I am both while reflecting on the experience.
Make a website for this course and update the site in the following ways:
I only know very basic HTML syntax right now, so the course website is only a simple HTML document. I will start watching tutorials as soon as possible and use what I learn to update the site and experiment with writing code and designing for the web.
Why a website?
I like the idea of using a website for the course because all of my work will be available for anyone to see. I think this will make it much easier to get feedback from my peers and faculty and I hope it will also make it easier to get other people involved in the process. Part of what I want to explore through this course is seeing how my approach to course development, and teaching in general, will evolve when I start collaborating with other students and faculty on experimental projects.
What do you hope to get out of this course?
To answer this question, I'm going to share something I came across recently on Keetra Dean Dixon's website. On her about page she wrote, "Current goal: figuring out how to blend learning, making, and teaching into a unified studio practice." For me, this sums it up perfectly. I have no idea if this experimental course will be my way of achieving that goal, but I do believe that it will help me better understand my own approach toward teaching and learning. Anything beyond that is just a bonus.
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