Pedagogical Precursors for CyberHouse
Karen Keifer-Boyd has addressed the educational
challenge of exposing ideology in images and guiding students to examine their
interpretations of visual culture; and to participate in shaping visual culture
with their creations by:
(a) creating a web-based multivocal
art criticism program to stimulate the examination of images from diverse
(b) teaching students to create socially responsive visual culture WebQuests is an inquiry-oriented activity in which learners construct knowledge through interacting with, evaluating, and connecting diverse, and sometimes contradictory, resources on the Internet in order to form new insights that they share in a tangible form intended to make a difference in the world.
(c) leading students to create virtual rooms and role-play in those spaces
with each other to critique existing spaces from multiple perspectives.
(d) facilitating students expression to change a disempowering situation
into an empowering one.
Keifer-Boyd has helped faculty members
at other institutions to handle the challenge of critiquing and creating visual
culture by serving as consultant to institutions in the USA, Hong Kong, Finland, South Korea, and
Taiwan. She consults on ways to integrate technology in art education to increase
computer literacy, digital expression, and social awareness through collaboration
within a Web environment.