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ART HISTORY

Interactive Technology and an Image Database in Teaching Art History
Professor Nick Cahill
UW-Madison, Department of Art History

Professor Nick Cahill and the Department of Art History at UW-Madison have created a database of digitized high-quality images for use in on-line syllabi.  The flexibility of the database allows professors to customize their courses according to their own instructional needs as well as incorporate information from other internet sources to enhance their course material.

Teaching Art History as Distance Education
Patricia Briggs, Lecturer
UW-Stout, Department of Art and Design

Patricia Briggs at UW-Stout taught a distance education course in modern art history during 1997-98.  She used video and audio in her course and has commented on how this new technology format, in comparison to traditional slide projectors and viewing screens, required her to change her teaching methods.  For example, she can no longer compare two images side-by-side on one viewing screen, and her use of gestures to highlight the images has also become meaningless in a classroom where the instructor is not physically present.

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