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Bamboo Canvas: Instructional Innovation for a Globalized Classroom

Dr. Kyunghee Pyun

Project Team
  • Elaine Maldonado, Professor and Director of Faculty Development and the Center for Excellence in Teaching
  • Jinyoung Jin, Director of Cultural Programs
  • Hyewon Yi, Director of the Amelie A. Wallace Gallery and Department of Visual Arts

Fashion Institute of Technology


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.

Project Outcome: