Due to financial concerns and the shifting demographic of learners, in many institutions, three of the hallmarks of studio pedagogy, small course sizes, dedicated unique learning spaces and extended course-meeting times, are quickly eroding. The new reality for many programs is one where educators are expected to balance an increase in learners with a simultaneous decrease in overall contact time. There is an increasing gap between what once was and what is now. One way many educators are choosing to navigate this gap is through decentralizing studio-learning practices by using the internet.
This study endeavored to investigate how design educators are using the internet to augment and extend studio pedagogy. Though this study was drawn from the author’s research into studio pedagogy as it is enacted within the field of graphic (...read more).