IN8 | Rethinking Visual Communication Curriculum: The Success of an Emporium Style Teaching Model

  • Session Number: IN8
Wednesday, June 17, 2020: 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Speaker(s)

Presenter
Alan Eno
Assistant Professor of Practice
College of Journalism and Mass Communications
Presenter
Katie Krcmarik
Assistant Professor of Practice
University of Nebraska
Presenter
Adam Wagler
Assistant Professor of Advertising and Public Relations
University of Nebraska

Description

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications faced challenges with budget and faculty resources, causing a bottleneck in the beginning visual communications courses for the college. In the Fall 2015 semester, faculty presented a solution in the form of an emporium style teaching model, where students can seek help on modular projects and collaborate with peers on projects. The program is a first-of-its-kind, giving students experience with the technologies and techniques needed to be powerful and effective storytellers. Students leverage the technology they use in their daily lives to solve real-world problems, with the help of faculty available in a technology-rich learning resource center. Topic based workshops and bootcamps offer students additional hands-on learning experiences with the software. The program was implemented in Fall 0f 2016 with the first students finishing in Spring 2017 with positive results to date.

Track(s)


  • Breakout Session

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