New Technologies and Design Teaching
This paper describes several ICT-aided instruction experiences on the 2015 basic drawing course taught by Prof. Stella Maris Garcia, associate and assistant professors at Buenos Aires University School of Architecture, Design, and Urban Planning. part from the particular challenges posed by individual interventions, the Scaffolding Virtual Learning Course would demand the simultaneous implementation of a face-to-face and an e-learning component. The face-to-face instructional component, in harmony with the school’s traditional teaching methods, would require students to share their individual work, enabling them to achieve an overview of the work of others and take part in collaborative knowledge construction. Activities would be carried out in a single participatory space that could not be provided by the digital platform we were planning to use. The technological component would include digital formats in order to motivate students to tackle subjects that might look rather uninteresting if approached by traditional methods, ICT being no doubt closer to the language of their generation.We discuss the way in which virtual instruction was delivered through ad hoc platforms, and instructional materials were adapted for cell phone and social network communication.