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Cubism In Education, Flexing To All Patrons’ Needs For Education, Learning Styles, Cultures…

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2006 Annual Conference & Exposition


Chicago, Illinois

Publication Date

June 18, 2006

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June 18, 2006

End Date

June 21, 2006



Conference Session

Effective Teaching with Online Technology

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Continuing Professional Development

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11.377.1 - 11.377.5



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Mani Mina Iowa State University

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Cubism in education: Flexing to all patrons’ needs for education, learning styles, cultures…


This paper will consider the use of technology as a medium for innovation in engineering education, which can certainly be expanded to all fields and disciplines. For the most part, technology has been invading all classes and subjects. From kindergarten to college graduates, all students and educators have been influenced by the technology in the classroom. In this paper we will provide a historical perspective of such practices and examine the most popular usage of technology in the classroom. Then we will introduce concepts of classes that can address multiple aspects of education and learning. We will show how such classes can be created and how the correct use of technology and documentation can help educators and learners seek different aspects of the subject, see the multidisciplinary sides of the subject, and experience the right styles and cultural perspectives when utilizing the technology fully. We will provide examples of how a simple engineering concept can be addressed in such an educational setting with a fully multidimensional perspective. Finally, we will provide guidelines so that every school, company, educational institute, government agency, and patron of knowledge can help shape such classes that will dominate the future of education.


In the new era of modern technology, classes and the available technical capabilities for online classes are considerably different than anyone could have imagined a decade ago. However, in most cases the professors and the lecturers who are using the modern marvels are not fully utilizing their capabilities. Most of the distance education classes or other types that are streamlined to different audiences focus on the two most important aspects.1,2,3 The first of those is reaching the students across a long distance and providing them a time-flexible access to lectures. This will reduce both the cost and the inconvenience. The second major consideration is saving the professors’ time and re-offering the class over the Internet by running the old lecture series. That way one can economically provide classes for a select group of students. These are impressive strides and provide possibilities that have expanded our horizons as educators beyond our imaginations.

However, with all this great use of technology the authors believe there are even more possibilities that have been neglected or not fully utilized. This goal of this paper is to shed some light on such possibilities. The authors believe that with the right use of this technology, we can reach different students, different cultures, and different styles while employing a truly flexible solution for all generations.

Cubism and different aspects of education

Cubism,4 which can be called the most influential style of the twentieth century, was created by Picasso and Braque about 1907 in Paris. However, to most art observers cubism and Picasso are inseparable. Cubism is based on allowing the viewer to have a simultaneous presentation of

Mina, M. (2006, June), Cubism In Education, Flexing To All Patrons’ Needs For Education, Learning Styles, Cultures… Paper presented at 2006 Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois. 10.18260/1-2--1074

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