Building blocks: Enmeshing technology and creativity with artistic pedagogical technologies

Katherine J. Janzen, Beth Perry, Margaret Edwards

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    Using the analogy of children's building blocks, the reader is guided through the results of a research study that explored the use of three Artistic Pedagogical Technologies (APTs). 'Building blocks' was the major theme that emerged from the data. Sub-themes included developing community, enhancing creativity, and risk taking. The discourse of the paper centers on how selected APTs stimulate interaction, create social presence, and help develop community in the online post-secondary classroom. Additional findings are discussed and implications are presented.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)4-21
    Number of pages18
    JournalTurkish Online Journal of Distance Education
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2017


    • Artistic pedagogical technologies
    • Creative arts-based learning
    • Creativity
    • E-learning
    • Social interaction
    • Social presence
    • Technology


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