The Course Exhibition Initiative is part of an ongoing project to showcase the learning that happens at Virginia Tech as a shared experience. Exhibits will be featured in the second floor commons of Newman Library and will highlight innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to learning as well as provide an adaptive space for discovery and engagement.
If you are interested in sharing your course projects here, please contact Scott Fralin.
From letters and diaries, to relics such as fabric from Lincoln’s coffin, to videos produced by students in HIST 2984, “Abraham Lincoln: The Man, the Myth, the Legend,” this exhibit focuses on the reaction to Lincoln’s assassination as well as Lincoln’s enduring legacies in American life.
This exhibition showcases students’ work from ART 2575, Introduction to Graphic Design II. The class focused on a refinement of the students’ design skills and a mastery of design technology in creating stylized computer graphics and illustrations for specific visual communication needs. Throughout the semester, students in the class learned advanced techniques and skills with Adobe Creative Cloud’s core programs and used them in combination with their design skills and knowledge in a variety of illustrative designs.
For their final project, students from Matt Eick's course, ENSC 1015: Foundations of Environmental Science, created video public service announcements (PSAs) which will be displayed in Newman Library as part of the the Course Exhibition Initiative.
These photographs are a collection of students' coursework in the online course, ART 1004, Digital Photography (Studio Art for Non-Majors). In the course, students learned how to use and manipulate the basic tools in photography: cameras, editing software, and printing/web-publishing technology. Through exploring these tools, students developed unique approaches to photography and discovered different styles using post-processing and editing techniques.
This interactive exhibit explored the work of a graduate creative nonfiction course from the Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing program. For the final project, students were asked to design and construct physical, interactive exhibits that deployed narratives about the subjects they were investigating. So they brainstormed. They drew up blueprints. They revised. They built things. They tracked down artifacts. They incorporated various physical and digital media into a representational experiment to create—through text and object—exhibits that would, when a visitor interacted with them, come alive with story.
In the fall 2013 section of HIST 3644, undergraduate students studied Soviet history in a networked learning environment that used blogging to construct and present the content of the course. Each student maintained a blog that was syndicated to a main blog called Motherblog Central. Using guidelines provided by the instructor, students chose a topic that interested them, researched it, and posted their findings each week. The instructor and an undergraduate student assistant then curated the submissions into a "weekly edition" of the main blog, tagging the posts by topic and identifying exemplary posts to highlight on the slider at the top of the main blog.
The Hallmarks of Cancer exhibit displayed selected final projects created by undergraduate student teams for the spring 2013 section of BIOL 4874 Cancer Biology. Students were asked to demonstrate deep understanding of and add value to the hallmarks of cancer. Through collaboration with out-of-class mentors, students connected cancer biology with art, nutrition, child development, socioeconomics, and wildlife ecology.
Posters resulting from Herbert Bruce's UNIV 2984 course based on research on topics in Connor Grennan's Little Princes, 2013-2014's common book.