Panel: New Media Art Education in Central and Eastern Europe in the Last Two Decades: experiments and transition
In the Internet there are diverse institutions of knowledge production. In addition to academic projects of distance learning there are enough informal learning projects organised by virtual community (informal institutions of knowledge production), arranged according to the ideology of edutainment. Informal e-educational projects are providing knowledge demanded by the e-community (Theory and practice in Russian, variety of educational projects realised within Livejournal etc.). The purpose of the paper to look closer into the conception and structure of informal e-educational projects and clarify the correlation and contrasts with formal distant learning in the new media design area. The goal of comparison is to see if e-education should be reorganised as it was in music and book industry within Internet development.?As a case study it is planned to analyse the experience of teaching into cross cultural distant course on Visual Communication held at European Humanities University and Institute for Fashion Technologies/State University of New York as a response to the challenges to formal (academic) education provided through Internet.
- Ala Pigalskaya [ISEA2011 provided no biographical information]