- Researchers: Nancy Vansieleghem (LUCA, OE Image), Marc De Blieck (LUCA, OE Image), Teis De Greve (LUCA), Steven Devleminck (LUCA, OE Intermedia), Roel Kerkhofs (LUCA, OE Image), Didier Deschrijver (LUCA), Thomas Storme (LUCA), Kris Cardinaels (KHLim), Jan Masschelein (KU Leuven, Labo voor Educatie en Samenleving) en Maarten Simons (KU Leuven, Labo voor Educatie en Samenleving)
- Duration: October 2014 - September 2016
In the current climate of digitization, globalization, and internationalization higher education is in need of new, high quality forms of education. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are new forms of education that have recently attracted quite some media attention. They allow for new possibilities in higher/university education. MOOCs are aimed at allowing everyone to learn what they want and when they want it, regardless of institute or location. They provide the opportunity to develop international networks with new target-groups and make of Peer 2 Peer learning a reality.
Usually designers of MOOCs start from the assumption that education firstly involves knowledge transfer and -sharing and that the learning process has to be fast and efficient. Apart from sharing knowledge and information and making it accessible, however, education, and art education in particular, also involves the educational experience (cf. Bildung) of exposition and being exposed with aspects of curiosity, attention, imagination and materiality. It is about becoming sensitive for the limits of what can be said, thought, seen, done…. This research project differs from the traditional MOOC, because it wants to add these experiences. In that way it takes into consideration the question of how the specificity of art education can be integrated in a digital environment. This challenge we take as a starting point to find out how the screen can foster educational experiences and how we can turn the screen into an image that affects and touches: an image that makes us think with eyes and hands: b(MOOC)