Fostering dialogue with SmartHistory in the Art History Survey
Using and developing impactful and affordable learning material in the digital age: a workshop on the open education resources (OER) movement. Recorded by the Fairfield University Library's Digital Services & Technology Unit in the Multimedia Room at Dimenna-Nyselius Library on October 7, 2015.
Karen Gónzalez Rice, assistant professor of art history, Connecticut College, lectures on her use in an art survey course of SmartHistory, an open educational resource, that features videos made by two art historians who want to make the experience of seeing an artwork in person more accessible to students outside of urban centers. She discusses how this OER supported her leaning goals, provided a coherence for her students, and modeled a productive dialogue for students in showing them how to talk about art.
Karen Gonzalez Rice's approach to teaching and research is multidisciplinary, drawing on methodologies of contemporary art history, religious studies, American studies and trauma studies. Her courses include Late 20th-Century Art, Pop Art, and Survey of the History of Art II: Renaissance to the Present, and upper-level courses such as Environmental Art & Its Ethics, Minimalism and the American West, and Radical Bodies: Contemporary Art & Action.
Gonzalez Rice joined Connecticut College in 2011. She received her Ph.D. from Duke University’s Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies in 2010.
Gonzalez Rice is committed to ethical inquiry and lively debate in and beyond the classroom, and her courses often draw on local art resources. Student projects include researching Sol Lewitt sculptures on campus and in the town of New London, analyzing art historical narratives in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and presenting public gallery talks about their research on campus artworks.
Gonzalez Rice, Karen, "Fostering dialogue with SmartHistory in the Art History Survey" (2015). Library Presentations and Workshops. 4.