This is a presentation I did on Open Source software.  Its a work in process but it hits some important points about why our society needs to be more aware of what Open Source offers us in computers and beyond.
I'm working on a new platform.  Schoology seems like a robust platform.  I have reservations about the structure, I really have come to depend on Edmodo's linear qualities for keeping students all on the same page while retaining the flexibility to make changes along the way.

The first unit I am putting up is how to build a dynamic ePortfolio that builds from a SketchBlog to a finished ePortfolio.  This unit is also a primer for documentation and its role in contemporary art, especially conceptual,  installation art, or ephemeral art like Andy Goldsworthy's.  This is definitely challenging.  Its at
if you want to take a look!
My initial question was to start to quantify and record how teaching students their Multiple Intelligence profiles would modify their study techniques and how that in turn modified their retention of the information.

No one remembers information that is meaningless to them.  We can certainly cram and retain it for a few days, even months, but in the long run, we only recall what connects to other information we use or need.

The idea is that since my art history course begins with issues of identity, I figure, why not tie the academic information to themselves.  After taking Multiple Intelligence profile assessments, we discuss artwork, discuss multiple intelligences, and use our MI profiles to design projects to help students learn the Elements of Art and Principles of Design in
This page will be used to document my educational research and classroom related stuff.  Most of the creative process and speculation will stay on MemeFarm and this will be my more scholarly blog.


    Trevett Allen is an artist-educator interested in applying recent advancements in technology and psychology to enhance learning.  It is vital that students be supported in pursuing the experience of learning to learn.  Too often, schools end up offering a either-or success or failure.  The truth is that successful preparations look different for each student as our futures are also unique.


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