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Teaching Transmedia with Comics: A Conversation with Tyler Weaver — @Peter_Gutierrez Connect the Pop

Teaching Transmedia with Comics: A Conversation with Tyler Weaver — @Peter_Gutierrez Connect the Pop | Visual Art in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
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'...Comics is a distillation of reality into iconic form to foster greater understanding...'  Very nice interview. 

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Instructional Design Team | iTeach Podcast 003 – How do we help students by teaching them comics?

Instructional Design Team | iTeach Podcast 003 – How do we help students by teaching them comics? | Visual Art in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
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Chris Malmberg's interview with comics dissertationist Nick Sousanis. 

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very nice hat | An Instructional Designer Experience

very nice hat | An Instructional Designer Experience | Visual Art in Higher Ed | Scoop.it

Lots more here about comics in education. 

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Why the Movie "Big Fan" is Great for Teaching the Free Exercise Clause

Why the Movie "Big Fan" is Great for Teaching the Free Exercise Clause | Visual Art in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
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Some pop support for teaching law and religion. 

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Paris Review - The Art of Comics No. 1, R. Crumb

Paris Review - The Art of Comics No. 1, R. Crumb | Visual Art in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
The Paris Review is a literary magazine featuring original writing, art, and in-depth interviews with famous writers.
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Interview with R. Crumb discussing his graphic novel version of the Book of Genesis, which I'm using in my World Literature class this semester.

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The Best Graphic Novels and Graphic Nonfiction of 2012

The Best Graphic Novels and Graphic Nonfiction of 2012 | Visual Art in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
From music history to war trials by way of Hunter S. Thompson and Steve Jobs, with a side of Ancient China.

Following this year's best sc
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Science Fiction That Teaches

Science Fiction That Teaches | Visual Art in Higher Ed | Scoop.it

A sampling of short stories from David Brin that can be used to teach science. Tank Farm Dynamo: This story has been used widely to teach some principles of physics. It illustrates ideas of micro-gravity, orbital dynamics and the problems of life support in outer space. The Giving Plague: Explores concepts of biology ranging from disease and symbiosis to safety of the blood supply, to the very nature of altruism.


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The Comics Grid. Journal of Comics Scholarship. Year One (Preview)

Year One of The Comics Grid! Very readable in issuu, too. 

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Abstract City: Christoph Niemann’s Visual Essays

Abstract City: Christoph Niemann’s Visual Essays | Visual Art in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
What a transatlantic red eye flight has to do with biodiversity and charting the love of coffee.
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Comics and the Multimodal World: An International Conference | June 3-6, 2013

Comics and the Multimodal World: An International Conference | June 3-6, 2013 | Visual Art in Higher Ed | Scoop.it

More from The Comics Grid - this time it's a conference - proposal deadline November 15th. 

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The Beatles Perform Shakespeare in Color, 1964

The Beatles Perform Shakespeare in Color, 1964 | Visual Art in Higher Ed | Scoop.it

For fun - Everything about this makes me smile. 

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Comics as Scholarship

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Edited by Anastasia Salter and Roger Whitson

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26 Ways to Use Comics in the Classroom and 5 Free Tools for Creating Comics

26 Ways to Use Comics in the Classroom and 5 Free Tools for Creating Comics | Visual Art in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
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This site is geared toward K12 teachers, but still features some useful tools and information for higher ed. 

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Join Cartoonist Lynda Barry for a University-Level Course on Doodling and Neuroscience

Join Cartoonist Lynda Barry for a University-Level Course on Doodling and Neuroscience | Visual Art in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Cartoonist Lynda Barry, who has helped legions of adults grope their way back to the unselfconscious creativity of childhood, is teaching at the university level.
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Doodling? Check. 

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Dim Sum Warriors: Comic Book Snacks that Talk Back in Two Languages | PRI's The World

Dim Sum Warriors: Comic Book Snacks that Talk Back in Two Languages | PRI's The World | Visual Art in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
The World's Patrick Cox reports on a bilingual iPad app that's also a comic book. The characters are food snacks that speak English and Chinese, and get into kung fu fights.

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More Dim Sum Warriors goodness.

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RainboWillis's curator insight, January 22, 2013 6:09 PM

Super cool that the people behind this awesome project are getting so much attention.

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Hobo Lobo of Hamelin

Hobo Lobo of Hamelin | Visual Art in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
A webtime story
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This is a beautiful and interesting way to deliver a story online. It's a kinetic Bayeaux Tapestry. 

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Symbolia

Symbolia | Visual Art in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
Symbolia is a tablet magazine of illustrated journalism that pairs incendiary reporting with thoughtful illustration and comics. Our goal is to provide an immersive, engaging experience for a new...

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Dim Sum Warriors

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An innovative digital comic book series for the iPad that supports the learning of Mandarin Chinese and English. A Yen Yen Woo & Colin Goh project.

 

"Read a comic, learn a language" - fantastic. 

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RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms

"This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert..."

 

Take 11 minutes and watch this. If you've already seen it, watch it again.

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The Mariner's Revenge Song Animated Comics

Animated Comics based on The Decemberists' "Mariner's Revenge Song". Designed, directed, produced, illustrated and animated by Artur Janz. Written and sung by The Decemberists.
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Isaac Asimov on Science and Creativity in Education

Isaac Asimov on Science and Creativity in Education | Visual Art in Higher Ed | Scoop.it
What vintage science fiction has to do with the future of self-directed learning.
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