Kadenze Virtual Studio (KVS)
The ten key Instructional Activities enabled by your KVS to deepen student engagement online
As leaders in creative arts and design, we understand that learning is most powerful through interactivity and engagement, and we have created guidelines called Technology Enabled Creative Learning (TECL) to improve online learning design(LINK). These activities can help you build your online classes in a thoughtful way. For the studio, our TECL design sets out six principles to deepen learning. The six principles are: creating, storytelling, using simulation and make-believe, closely observing, focussed reflection, and mastery through repeated action.
KVS instructors bring these six principles to life using ten instructional activities which support and enhance your face-to-face and online studio practice. They are listed below. We encourage you to sequence these instructional activities by thinking about how they connect with the TECL principles of learning.
Now, to get started! If you cannot meet students physically in your studio you will need to set up a video conferencing tool, such as Zoom or Google Meet. This will allow you to teach face-to-face through the screen, synchronously and live. You probably have this already, as many studio teachers have switched from physically meeting face-to-face to teaching through one of these video-conferencing systems. It also means learners across the globe are now available to learn from you. So once you have set this Zoom/Google Meet/etc up, you can begin to use your studio by integrating the instructional activities for both synchronous (live) and asynchronous (off-line) learning.