Abstract

Research has shown that the use of technology in curriculum, and art classrooms in particular, can benefit students. This thesis outlines these benefits which include the potential for technology to make learning more personal, assist students in their future careers, and allow opportunity for collaboration. Still, several obstacles impede the full-fledged realization of that potential, often leading teachers to avoid or ignore technology in their pedagogical strategies. This thesis addresses these obstacles and provides practical and theoretical solutions. Once these obstacles are overcome, teachers will be better able to incorporate new technology in their lessons, such as social media, podcasts, open-source websites, and online programs. As an example of art teaching that uses technology, this thesis also provides a sample lesson plan for secondary students, incorporating elements of interactive Web technologies that have been recommended by art education scholars.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Fine Arts and Communications; Visual Arts

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Date Submitted

2012-04-17

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd5191

Keywords

art education, social media, technology

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Art Practice Commons

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