Art 10: Open Course Content, Mobile Platform
Since this summer, ETS has been working with the College of Arts and Architecture and faculty member Anna Divinsky to produce an open version of the course materials for Art 10: Introduction to Visual Studies. This course introduces students to several styles of art and important works that exemplify those styles. In addition, students are taught the basics of creating art of their own.
What is really different about this content is that it was built with Apple’s iTunesU Course Manager and uses a combination of videos, apps, a multi-touch iBook, and an electronic textbook from McGraw-Hill. All of the course materials (aside from the electronic textbook) are designed to be used on an iPad and are completely free. This course was highlighted in iTunesU and has been a popular item. One week after being released, the course had nearly 4,000 downloads.
So if you have an iPad and would like to learn more about art, download the course!