The idea to take World Upside Down online was first tested in two schools in the Dominican Republic in 2011, as a part of Joanna Puello and Jerusha Liranzo’s Action Research Project for the Entertainment Media Design Technology (now Instructional Design) Master’s Degree Program at Full Sail University. We created forty 20-minute video classes (ten in each art area) which were viewed by sixty-one students over a period of two cycles in three months. The data we gathered from beta test participants reflected extremely high student engagement and no problems with accessibility. In fact, the results were so positive that the school owners said that they would happily pay a monthly subscription fee to have access to a fully developed online K-12 curriculum for the arts.

Check out our our beta test and Action Research Project Report in the video report!


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