Over the past several year, I have been thinking about ways for the e-Learning Institute to work more closely with the College of Arts and Architecture's Palmer Museum of Art. My most recent thought has been to take advantage of the numerous exhibitions displayed at the Palmer and expanding the viewable audience, to students and the community, by developing them into online instructional modules.
The purpose of this posting is to announce the that the idea is coming to fruition as Jan Muhlert, the Director of the Palmer Museum of Art, and I have agreed to explore the concept by developing a proof of concept module based on one of the current exhibitions. To help support this effort, I have agreed to fund an Art Education graduate assistant to work with Palmer of Art curators as well as the instructional designers within the Institute to develop the module.
The module is to be fully developed by the end of summer, 2010. If all works out, the long-term plan would be to build on the relationship with the Palmer by continuing to convert future exhibitions utilizing the pilot module as a framework for future development. In addition, my goal would be to prove an ongoing assistantship to fund the develop the future modules.
Stay tuned to see how the project progresses.