The purpose of this study is to examine how social media has led to a creation of
collaborative learning environments. The technology of graphic arts is rapidly growing as is
graphic arts education. With the rapid development of innovations and technology in graphic arts
applications and software, the best methods to teach graphic arts education must keep pace to
provide creative learning environments. This will best serve the needs for students studying
graphic arts. A concern in the area of graphic arts education may be the utilization of online
platforms. While online learning is growing, it may not be the best method for students to learn
and develop the necessary skills related to graphic arts due to the limited personal interactions
between student and the graphic arts instructor.
One area to be explored is the use of social media as a collaborative learning environment
for graphic arts education.
A Master's Project submitted to the College of Arts and Sciences at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica NY in partial fulfillment of the Master's of Science Degree.