Abstract—The landscape of virtual learning is vast, filled
with rich opportunity and need to grow new programs, reach
innovative learning experiences, and offer extraordinary
opportunities for students who otherwise might not have the
opportunity for a quality education. Like any area of learning,
the virtual one also has areas that lack the understanding or
transformation in pedagogy needed for proper growth, as many
associate with online learning in the arts. The focus of this paper
is the path one University arts college pursued to nurture the
field of content and technical challenges, pioneering a well-laid
foundation for virtual learning experiences in all areas of the
Index Terms—Arts degree programs, computer mediated communication, distance learning in the arts, technology in the arts.
The authors are with Kennesaw State University, U.S.A. (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: A. Munson, L. Archer, E. Eanes, D. Garziano, and D. Hutchinson, "Shifting Directions in the Arts: Building Quality Online Courses and Degree Programs," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 162-165, 2016.