Building Blocks: Enmeshing Technology and Creativity with Artistic Pedagogical Technologies

Katherine J. JANZEN
Margaret EDWARDS

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.

KEYWORDS: Creativity, technology, e-learning, artistic pedagogical technologies, creative arts-based learning, social presence, social interaction.

DOI : 10.17718/tojde.285705