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EMDD Seminar: The Future of Comics with Jim Davis

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When analyzing the Garfield comic strip and subsequent franchise as it relates to the larger goals and mission of both Paws, Inc. and the Center for Emerging Media Design & Development, it’s important to note the correlation between comics and childhood literacy, in addition to the comic’s ability to engage people with humor and reading as a whole.

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My Transmedia Education, Part 3

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As Prof. Jennifer George-Palilonis and I push forward with our Transmedia Indiana project, I wanted to take a moment to explain exactly why I think that what we’re doing has some innovative components to it within the classroom. In Part 1, I discussed the idea of creating a classroom where knowledge is acquired not by a single person memorizing data, but by a group collective working towards a common purpose. In Part 2, I discussed the reasons for creating group collectives in class instead of building more traditional memorize-centric classes.

Here in Part 3, I’ll address the idea of rigor and its place with the transmedia classroom, something that is woefully missing from the more traditional classrooms of today.

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My Transmedia Education, Part 2

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As Prof. Jennifer George-Palilonis and I push forward with our Transmedia Indiana project, I wanted to take a moment to explain exactly why I think that what we’re doing has some innovative components to it within the classroom. In Part 1, I discussed the idea of creating a classroom where knowledge is acquired not by a single person memorizing data, but by a group collective working towards a common purpose. In Part 2, I’ll attempt to explain the research behind that thinking.

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My Transmedia Education, Part 1

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Since I hatched this idea for Transmedia Indiana with my cohort Prof. Jennifer George-Palilonis last year, I’ve been asked to explain the project in several different venues. People aren’t necessarily interested in the project; instead, they are intrigued by the notion of how the project works because they are looking to create interesting class experiences.

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