Using Social Media to Create a Collaborative Learning Environment in a Graphic Arts Environment
Lizardi, Ryan; First Reader
Schneider, Steven; Second Reader
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Subjectcollaborative learning; graphics arts education; social media; digital application; feedback
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.