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Bamboo Canvas: Instructional Innovation for a Globalized Classroom

Ms. Lucia DeRespinis, Executive Director, Grants Office

Project Team

Fashion Institute of Technology

2017

Tier Three

Project Abstract:

This new project represents the next level of “Diverse Techniques of Art and Crafts,” originally funded by IITG in 2016-2017. Bamboo Canvas: Instructional Innovation for a Globalized Classroom will expand the project’s Phase 1 educational resources through an expanded website with virtual-reality features and two additional site applications: 1) an interactive map, and 2) an ecosystem application. Project components will also include in-depth research on the textile ecosystem, through a short visit to East Asia; outreach to share model pedagogical usages of the website; and dissemination of findings through a regional conference at FIT. Phase 1 evaluation indicated that the pilot website (http://bamboocanvas.org, with twenty videos) helped raise visitors’ awareness of global connectedness, but that more categories of artistic techniques and other features should be added. IITG Tier 3 funding would support this expansion and educational outreach, helping students and instructors activate new modes of learning in a globalized classroom.

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