VASA & SPE Regional
Online Presentation from the South East
Society for Photographic Education
Challenges for Photo Educators in 2011 and Beyond
Patrick Millard & Roberto Muffoletto
a live presentation broadcasted from the South East
Regional SPE conference.
If you are interested in teaching photography online
this is a presentation you do not want to miss.
Day: Saturday October 29, 2011
Time: 10:00 am Eastern Standard Time (7 am Pacific time)
Cost: free but you must register to receive login information.
This presentation addresses a variety of issues directly related to the new roles, demands and expectations on Photo Educators. Most college faculty no longer teach 100% of the time in the traditional classroom/lab environment. Course management systems like Moodle and Blackboard have empowered teachers and students alike with a variety of new options, applications and networking tools for delivering and receiving viable and dynamic photographic instruction. Most instructors no longer have to be at any given place (office or classroom)) thanks to wireless communications and applications like Skype, Blackboard, Moodle and Elluminate when teaching their classes, however many of the traditional 20th Century expectations are still applied to online faculty by college administrators and students alike. Faculty must also constantly be upgrading their technical skill sets in order to incorporate the latest technologies into their online classes. Teachers are also expected to check-in to their online classes over weekends and on holidays with no additional compensation, in addition to spending countless hours developing, retooling and upgrading their online courses. The role of faculty is changing (evolving) rapidly and this panel presentation will addresses these changes and offer suggestions for adapting (surviving) in the new world of education we find ourselves in.
If you are interested in teaching photography online this is a presentation you do not want to miss.