In 2002 we were invited to the Digi-Arts’ advisor group. Since then we have been assigned to do some research, design and development in this framework, as well. We have been and are involved in: Young Digital Creators’ (YDC) Sound of our water and writing and design of the YDC Educators’ KIT book and CD-ROM that will be published in March 2006. Anna is working on the illustrations, design and layout of the book. Teemu and Joanna are writing it.
The Master Class in the Arab States is a “blended learning” – e-learning and face-to-face – program for students coming from different parts of the Arab region. It is implemented in a cooperation with UNESCO, Lebanese American University, American University of Beirut and Academie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts. Our task has been to do the instructional design, to help teachers in the content production, and to set-up the online environment. We also take care of the day-to-day management of the program. Teachers of the course come from Arab states, as well.
The Master Class program (no, you do not get a master’s degree) started with application procedure in September and the first online courses started in November. The online courses are over in the end of the year. After this students are asked to present a project idea. 16 of them will be selected for the part 2. These students will then take part in a week long face-to-face course in Beirut. In August / September 2006 the project are ready for exhibitions online or off-line.
Joanna is responsible of the project and has done a great job!