BRIDGING DISCIPLINES AND TECHNOLOGIES TO EXPERIENCE AND REPRESENT SPATIALITY AT THE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL; A PROJECT IN ONGOING DEVELOPMENT
1 Ryerson University (CANADA)
2 Ryerson University Digital Media Projects Office (CANADA)
3 Act II Studio RU The Chang School (CANADA)
4 WordMeridian (CANADA)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2010 Proceedings
Publication year: 2010
Conference name: 4th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 8-10 March, 2010
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:The Digital Media Projects Office of Ryerson University supported a pilot Flash animation, Module 1: Geometry and Application, Tools and Procedures, for the series, Animated Tutorial in Manual Drafting. Successfully completed, it is used in several courses within two programmes and is available on line through Blackboard (that university's learning management system) for self-tutoring. The second in the series, Introducing Conventions of Spatial Representation in Drafting: Geometry and Application, is currently under construction; its storyboard must be pitched for funding. The premise of the project was to use new technology to teach the old technology that is the foundation of both analogue and digital drafting and scenography. This paper defines the ongoing need for such training, the granting opportunity that led to the launch of the project, the development of our methodology and the remaining modules required by the series to complete a comprehensive animated drafting tutorial. Faculty members Kaelin and Homayouni, Act II Studio Actor Jock McLeod and DMP staff Andriati, Lakhana, Hajdu and Karasyova bridged disciplines of mathematics, spatial representation, narration, the visual and the performing arts, animation and instructional technology to teach the language of constructed realities. The students' training, the medium with which the training is delivered and the collaboration required to produce the modules correspond.
Keywords: Spatial Representation, Mathematics and Art, Axiomatic Thinking Process in the Art of Drafting, Responding to Class Size, Complementary Skills Programs, Instructional Animation.