The Prismatic Perception Humanities project is being developed by a group of faculty from the Community College of Rhode Island.
This interdisciplinary web-based project stems from the notion that humanities and technology are perceived to be mutually exclusive. Prismatic Perception aims at bridging these two worlds by eliminating this misperception.
- To afford students the opportunity to go beyond the traditional classroom setting by exploring as well as authoring multimedia and hypermedia projects using the web-based platform.
- To provide a virtual learning environment in which faculty and students can cross over from one discipline to another within the humanities.
- To promote faculty collaboration with colleagues and students via the web.
The Prismatic Perception holistic project will revolve around a web site that will be comprised of a four-part dynamic: faculty-created web modules linked to online web courses, student-created web modules, discussion forum, and resource support.
The first step is the creation of a "Mona Lisa" web module, which will serve as a model for future humanities web-based projects.
Prismatic Perception was one of 16 projects chosen out of more than 100 submitted nationwide. As part of their selection, the team of CCRI faculty attended a national conference at George Mason University recently on the use of technology in the humanities.