Last week, approximately 200 Teachers College students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends participated in Digital Learning at TC, an exhibition curated by MASCLab, sponsored by the TC Office of Digital Learning, and hosted in the Smith Learning Theater.
The goal of the exhibition was to spotlight a range of interesting examples of learning innovation made possible in part by digital technologies—both high-tech and low-tech. Montages of clips from faculty interviews and examples of faculty- and student-created artifacts populated six thematic exhibits:
- Windows: Seeing Learning In Action
- Conduits: Crossing/Connecting Time & Space
- Materiality: Technology as Art Medium & Performance Space
- Embodiment: Virtual Realities & Research as “Me”-search
- Design: Technology and Pedagogy in Conversation
- Multimodality: Making Meaning Across Modes of Expression
A striking result of the research was the theme of materiality. In earlier days of digital media, prevailing wisdom envisioned a strict separation between digital and analog, online and offline. The materiality exhibit highlighted uses of digital media and tools as “just another material” for art-making, and as a venue for hybrid performances that connect the physical and digital domains.
Digital Learning at TC took place Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring plenary remarks and panel discussions interspersed with open exhibit time. The exhibition was also open during Friday’s Distinguished Alumni Reception and Saturday’s Academic Festival.
MASCLab members captured some nice media at the event; we put a few shots up on our Facebook page.
Some of the media artifacts from the exhibition are already available for viewing in the project archive; more will be added in the coming weeks.
TC External Affairs wrote this preview.
Lead curator Kyle Oliver filmed this short tour for his personal blog.