Three months after completing my undergraduate requirements, I designed the curriculum for a 16-week undergraduate course.
Bridge the Gap Between Student and Community
I designed the curriculum to encourage students to use their imagination to build creative solutions to real world problems they discovered in the local community.
Blending the learning experience with a Facebook Group
It made sense to me that we would communicate through Facebook. I was not interested in using something like Blackboard or another proprietary platform. I wanted to make it easy for learners to stay in touch and on the same page with one another.
We also leveraged Facebook for seamless network effects when students had their weekly new media compositions ready to publish.
Based on the personal passions of each student, I introduced them to local community organizations. It was the student’s responsibility to manage the relationship.
The course was a continuous process of microlessons, real world application, and on-going conversations.
Students learning videography
Student builds her own platform
Christina Entcheva saw an opportunity to create deeper value within the art community. I setup a subdomain and microsite for her, and let her take the wheel. She named it Human(NB) with a subdomain humannb.moxietoday.com. Here she is working on her microsite.
Establishing an organic learning environment
I am grateful for the organic learning environment that was established for me to refine my skills and incubate my projects.
I am fortunate that I was encouraged to use my imagination to build creative solutions to real world problems.