Curriculum Category

POST: An Experiment with Cocreation from Miami and MICA

Monday, November 15th, 2010

18 MICA students in Baltimore, MD / 20 Miami students in Oxford, Ohio—our project began with this question: How can 38 students from two very different institutions collaborate across time and space? How can they cocreate? With this query in mind, Zvezdana Stojmirovic, a professor at The Maryland Institute College of Art, and I began [...]

AIMS Presents to His Holiness, The Dalai Lama

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Thursday, October 21st, AIMS faculty and students were honored to present their work to His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama during his visit to Oxford. In an invitation-only event that morning, in Hall Auditorium, Glenn Platt (Co-Director of AIMS), Eric Hodgson (Director of the Smale Visualization Center), and Noah Bornstein (AIMS student and recent graduate) [...]

Dublin 3.0

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

For the third consecutive summer, Miami students traveled to Ireland in July 2010 to complete the Armstrong Interactive Workshop, a client based project class, in Dublin.  This four week intensive project was performed at the facilities of the Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA). The student team sought to meet a strategic focus of the DHDA [...]

Play and Problem Solving

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

I’ve been teaching a course called The Design of Play this semester. Our students are exploring the value of play in our daily lives. Research in various sciences indicates that play is a positive experience. From the natural sciences, we learn that it helps the human animal learn and develop essential skills. From the social [...]

Mobile Learning – Are we ready?

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, who has banned the use of cellphones while driving in Ontario, and their use in his own cabinet meetings, has recently gone on record saying that he believes that the ban on cellphones in the classroom should be lifted [1]. In his statement, McGuinty says:
“There’s a right way and a wrong [...]

The Role of Technology and Social Media in Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Technology has an important role to play in helping teachers – particularly those new to the profession – deal with the many challenges they face on a daily basis. Social media, in particular, can help alleviate feelings of isolation common among classroom teachers. In this post, I share an example assignment that pre-service mathematics teachers complete in the course Mathematics: History and Technology (EDT 265) at Miami University that acquaints them with inexpensive teaching and communication tools that will serve them well as practicing teachers.

AIMS Professors Travel to Borneo

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Glenn Platt, AIMS Co-Director and C. Michael Armstrong Chair of Interactive Media, and Lindsay Grace, C. Michael Armstrong Professor in the School of Fine Arts, are currently visiting Borneo in collaboration with Dr. Chris Myers and Project Dragonfly. Platt and Grace are teaching Master’s students about social media as part of Earth Expeditions, a global [...]

News from MDC

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Students Collaborate with Industry Professionals
A select group of design and writing students, working through the Miami Design Collaborative, participated in a card concepting workshop with American Greetings during March and April.  A team of professional creative directors and writers worked with the students on campus, followed up by a one day workshop at American Greetings’ [...]

IMS390i Spring 2010 Project 2 Prototypes

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

IMS390i Spring 2010 Project 2 Prototypes

IMS222 Spring 2010 Web Designs

Thursday, April 1st, 2010