Laura E. Smith

Associate Professor of Art History, Michigan State University

Tag Posts : Relational Landscapes

Lesson Plans on Immersive Technology

Publications / October 13, 2021

A revised version of my syllabus Relational Landscapes: Teaching Chaco Canyon with Immersive Technology has now been published by #DLFteach: Teaching Toolkit Volume 2, July 21, 2021. This version enhances this lesson’s accessibility for visually impaired students. Relational Landscapes: Teaching Chaco Canyon with Immersive Technology · #DLFteach (pubpub.org) Another syllabus I created Land and Belonging: Teaching North American Landscape Art using immersive technology at MSU’s Digital Scholarship Lab is also published in this same volume: Land and Belonging: Teaching North American Landscape Art with Immersive Technology · #DLFteach (pubpub.org)

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Chaco Canyon and Immersive Technology Pedagogy

Uncategorized / January 31, 2019

In October 2018, I made a day trip to Chaco Canyon after attending the Dine Studies Conference in Tsaile, Arizona. I brought one of my department’s new 360 degree cameras in order to create images that would encourage students to understand and experience of Chaco Canyon (850-1150CE) monumental architecture as a relational landscape.  This was my first time using such a specialized camera and I’m looking forward to creating this immersive experience for my students. My trip was made possible by my Adams Academy award stipend. I have now developed, implemented, and published a lesson plan using these images. You can review and download it at: https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:29521/ Contact me or …..

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