Faculty workshop | Conceiving, Designing, Exploring Public-facing Components of Hybrid Courses

Workshop Description

What will your students’ crits look like (and sound like) in a hybrid online course? Who participates? How will you and your students publish the work of the class?  How is course content, including student work, curated, posted, edited and archived? And for how long is that archive available? What are the benefits, pitfalls, risks and rewards of sharing course content with the world? Who benefits from increased accessibility? Who potentially suffers? What are the most compelling ways to experiment? What could possibly go wrong? Our Learning Management Systems (LMS) will help us create hybrid environments for interacting with students. Most of these online learning spaces are relatively private by design. But for many courses—especially studio courses—engagement with communities, individuals and audiences outside of the course, the department, and the institution are often necessary. This workshop will posit a series of conceptual frameworks and key questions that might be relevant when deciding how to delineate between what is (relatively) private and (relatively) public when designing the formats, technologies and studio prompts that make up our courses. We’ll then focus on the nature of those public-facing components and how to approach designing and building them so they enhance and integrate with the private components of your courses. Specific examples and ideas will be presented and discussed. These public facing components might be a combination of websites, social media posts, video streaming, podcasting platforms, or apps. The goal of this workshop is to build a bridge between high-level values and the practical implications of various technologies. The list of available technologies can be daunting and is ever-changing. As a result, a related goal of this course is to leave participants with a clear and customized conceptual direction for how they plan to approach the public-facing components of their upcoming courses so that they can invest their limited time with intention and purpose.

Instructor Bios

Carl Lostritto

Carl Lostritto teaches in the architecture department with a focus on technology and computation. Interest in technology—especially how it can be broken, hacked, hybridized, misused, fragmented, flipped, twisted, shared, celebrated, disseminated, exposed, and/or demystified—has influenced the online components of Lostritto’s courses at RISD and elsewhere. Lostritto is especially motivated to explore how the web and video can augment (and not replace!) studio-based pedagogies. On behalf of RISD, Lostritto produced a video-based online course, "Computing Form and Space..." in 2017. Prior to joining the RISD faculty, he taught hybrid courses at the Boston Architectural College.

Thursday, July 2 at 10:00am to 12:00pm

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SEI Event, SEI Workshop


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Annie Mock

Annie Mock left a positive review Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Excellent range of examples and platforms for online teaching/learning - a menu to consider as we plan fall and spring courses. It opened up opportunities I did not realize were possible and liked Carl's initial statement that teaching online is a creative act. Many helpful resources provided and look forward to future workshops, especially deeper dive into Canvas.