Course And Lesson Structure

ArtsAnywhere is composed of 32 semester-long courses in Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Cross-Disciplinary studies. Because there are many different learning styles, each lesson is designed to provide the student with multiple ways to learn and master the lesson's objective.

All lessons are designed to be a rewarding educational experience for the student without prior arts knowledge, as well as for the student who is seeking a more challenging arts experience. As an additional resource, the student has access to the complimentary online textbook that was written specifically for the course as well as to the online textbook section that corresponds to just that online lesson.

Lesson Parts

Focus on the Arts

Readiness Check

Because instructors have the freedom to organize the lessons in ArtsAnywhere however they want, it is important to have a mechanism that alerts both the student and the instructor to any precursor skills or information that might be required before starting a particular lesson. The Readiness Check portion of the lesson alerts to any precursor skills or information necessary before they begin a lesson.

Focus on the Arts

Focus on the Arts

The Focus on the Arts section is the media-rich, highly interactive direct instruction of the lesson content. Because the goal of ArtsAnywhere is to recreate for the student the same level of interaction as they would have in a traditional classroom, the Focus on the Arts portion is designed so that the student interacts with the lesson and doesn’t just read about the arts from a computer screen.

Focus on the Arts

Self-Check

The Self-Check is a mini-assessment that the student takes at the end of Focus on the Arts to help them decide whether or not they have grasped the major learning points of the lesson and are ready to take the assessment for grade in the My Arts Knowledge section that ends the lesson.

Focus on the Arts

A Different Perspective

Because students have different learning styles, it is important to provide several different ways to learn the content in each lesson. In A Different Perspective, the lesson content taught in the Focus on the Arts is presented using an alternative approach.

Focus on the Arts

Arts Extension

The Arts Extension portion of the lesson is an enrichment section that provides the student a way to explore the lesson’s learning objective(s) at a deeper level and/or introduces the student to engaging new information that is related to the lesson’s learning objective(s).

Focus on the Arts

Arts Outside

Because the arts need to be experienced, and not just learned from a computer screen, the Arts Outside section of the lesson provides the student with suggestions and opportunities to interact with the arts in the real world, outside of the online lesson.

Focus on the Arts

My Arts Knowledge

The My Arts Knowledge section is the lesson assessment that the student takes for a grade. Because the goal of ArtsAnywhere is to recreate the same level of interaction with the arts as the student would get in a traditional classroom, the assessment in a lesson matches the goals of both the lesson and the course. In the same way that a student in a drawing class would submit their drawing to the instructor at the end of a class for a grade and feedback, ArtAnwhere is designed to allow submission of drawings, paintings, recordings, etc. completed during the lesson to their instructor via our highly-interactive learning management system.