Digital technologies are shifting many academic traditions, some of which are centuries old. The possibilities for digital publications are currently being explored by numerous academic journals in the field of Art Education, raising numerous issues regarding participation and access, the enviromental impact of traditional publishing, and the economic realities of our current age.
The most recent issue of Visual Arts Research (University of Illinois Press) has been released in a free online format:
Edited by Elizabeth Delacruz, this issue addresses numerous revalent issues in art education. Perhaps most interesting is the first article: Learning From Comics on the Wall: The Old New Media of Sequential Art in
Museology and Multimodal Education, by Damian Duffy. In addressing the 'old, new media,' Duffy presents his research as graphic novel, speaking to media forms through media forms.
This form of remediation, as Bolter and Gruisin remind us, is present in all developing media forms. As scholarship accomodates digital media, it is important for art educators to consider earlier media forms while taking on new ways to visualize research practices.