"Online education is like a rising tide, it's going to lift all boats." - Avant Agarwal

eLearning Course Design

As a result of this course, you will be able to:

  • Construct understanding of individual works of art.
  • Receive review of the history during the art making process.
  • Identify historical influence of art in the present day.
  • Identify the subject matter of works of art and their potential meaning or significance.
  • Recognize the relationship between effects and techniques in a range of art works.
  • Demonstrate an effective knowledge of visual vocabulary.
  • Recognize and understand major monuments, artists, methods, and theories in their cultural settings.
  • Develop lifelong skills, interest, and appreciation for understanding art.

This was my first attempt at course creation during my first semester in the IDT program. The LMS platform at the time was through Blackboard. I aimed to develop an undergraduate level online Introduction to Art History course which felt comfortable, informative, and fun. This 15-week class follows Dick & Carey's systematic design, and is compiled with lessons rooted in learning and instructional theories. Assessments are not in standard essay format, and lessons utilize technologies such as videos, digital games, and detailed rubric criteria.

Modules are sprinkled with various gamified learning activities such as text-based group activities, interactive PowerPoint lessons, and interactive digital games.

ART 101: Introduction to Art History

Interactive, Student-Centered, Project-based 

Project Description

Learning Objectives

Design Plan