An open online resource showing day to day arts practice of staff and students at UAL.
process.arts.ac.uk, an open resource sharing art practice online, featuring day-to-day studio/professional practice of staff and students of the six colleges of the University of the Arts London, (UAL) staff and students. OER content is tagged with #ukoer.
Currently anyone can view and comment on content posted on http://process.arts.ac.uk/ only UAL staff and students can login to the site using their generic LDAP UAL username and password, once logged in UAL users can contribute and upload video, image, audio and text to the site. The look, feel and functionality of the site are similar to social networking environments.
Process.arts.ac.uk is in its very early days, UAL staff are the primarily users to date, most staff require assistance in the production of content including documenting, preparing and transferring content. Students have been involved in the project via teacher led projects including studio and workshop recordings/documentation of processes etc some students have submitted their own posts reflecting or documenting their studio practice, showing examples of work in progress, all students have managed to upload content without support. Some students and staff have said they ‘like the idea of being all together, side by side in the same learning development space and being able browse and comment on each other’s ideas’.
University of the Arts London is predominately a making university, the process.arts project tries to address the problem of how staff and students document, communicate and share the explicit and tacit teaching and learning processes involved in educational and professional studio art practice. Learning and teaching ‘problems’ could be highlighted and resolved within this space, learning could happen outside studio/tutorial time, enhancing the teaching and learning experience for staff and students not replacing it.