notes on a non-linear textbook/survey

open access collection of resources as supplement or replacement of the “traditional” survey textbook
artsy: art genome project
identifiy needs//challenges
what is different between a wiki, a non-linear book, etc.
how to create it: metadata, open source, copyright, access rights
making connections that aren’t limited to the “usual” methods like chronology, geography
art genome: tags v. genes. tags are the visual data; genes are the “content” (raw data)
smart history: open and free access as well; maybe there is a way to link this type of system with the art genome
how do we get students to engage with it? concept maps, constructing connections.
benefit of “survey” is a guided method; too much information might be overwhelming, how do we use these tools with a guided method in mind? maximize accessability
what types of concepts/groupings are best for the “survey” guide? (metadata) do undergraduates need a chronological guide, broken down maybe into styles/content/themes? how to contextualize history/teaching the transfers of ideas/
what are the goals we are trying to teach to? letting students delve into text/talking about visualization? (creating portals, narrowing focus, creating themetics and timelines as part of the class)
creating transformative experiences for students!!!!! (“it is why we all teach!”)