Texas Digital Library Conference System, 2014 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

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Applying visual arts pedagogy in the training of new digital imaging technicians
Derek Rankins, Jeremy Moore

Last modified: 2014-03-14


We propose a 24x7 presentation that provides insight into the training methods of UNT’s Digital Projects Lab. Derek Rankins and Jeremy Moore apply pedagogy from their visual arts backgrounds while training new digital imaging technicians. When students learn to scan items first, we assert they internalize a series of steps that, when completed, signify the job is done regardless of how the final image appears. Instead, student assistants now begin with quality control tasks so that they learn the difference between “good” and “bad” images before they are asked to create anything. This is further extended by having the students participate in peer reviews and buddy training sessions. The presentation will include sample images of common mistakes across a variety of imaging platforms. 

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