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Video iPods and Art Education

TitleVideo iPods and Art Education
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsSpringer, J., & White P.
Secondary TitleMuseums and the Web 2007. Proceedings
PublisherArchives & Museum Informatics
Place PublishedToronto, Canada
EditorTrant, J., & Bearman D.
Keywordsart museum, education, instructional technology, MP3, podcast, teachers

Image-enhanced podcasting may be ideally suited for teaching and studying visual art. In museums or school classrooms, on-site or on-line, image-enhanced podcasting expands options for those with visual, audial, and kinesthetic learning styles. The iPodís appeal to young audiences also favors its use in the art museum, where youth are typically underrepresented. This paper reviews the use of podcasting using video iPods during the National Galleryís 2006 Teacher Institute, Dutch Art in the Golden Age. Participating teachers - most of whom had no experience with the device - created short podcasts on a Dutch painting of their choice after a four-day immersion experience in more traditional art historical subjects. The program goals, instructional design, preliminary findings, and next steps are summarized by the two staff members primarily responsible for its conception and planning.