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  • Learn about the Teacher Credentialing process with:

  • Communication Arts presents a lecture by type designer Raul Plancarte

  • Allison Peck 


    Tied Tides and Small Shifts 


    Opening: Thursday, April 17 from 7-10p
    Onview: April 14-19 from 10-6p
    Location: Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

  • Join us for the ultimate genre mash up as we drop the best hip hop and underground hiphop from all over as well as some of the freshest hard hitting electronic music out today. Presented by DJ Chewby (Pamela Torzan), DJ Snowden (Ryan Snowden) Daybid 1X (David Namkoong), and 90’s Kid (Danial Siddiqui) of the Otis Radio class.


  • Come enjoy the awesomeness of Soundtracks from Games, Movies and TV Shows with DJ Tea Time (Joshua Timmons), DJ SurgeMiester (Sergio Betancourt ) and DJ ForGrapeJelly (Steven Escarcega).


  • Fine Arts presents a lecture by painter Mary Weatherford. She received her BA from Princeton and MFA from Bard. Weatherford has shown at David Kordansky Gallery in L.A., LAxART in L.A., Brennan & Griffin in New York, and Debs & Co in New York.  In addition, her work is included in collections of MoMA, LACMA, Hammer Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, and OCMA.
    All are welcome
    Series organized by Photography Director Soo Kim
  • “Foregrounds” is a show exploring how we listen to sounds. It utilizes field recordings by blending songs and spoken word pieces with the soundscapes in which we listen to them – whether it be played along with Los Angeles traffic, the sound of a meal being prepared, or waves at the beach. Presented by DJ Derek (Corn), DJ Nasera (Alayon), DJ Max (Miles) of the Otis Radio class.



ePortfolio Style Guide

O-Space ePortfolios - Top 10 Design Tips


Color is a great way to add visual interest, but try to use more dark/vivid colors when it comes to text. Bright colored backgrounds can make it hard to read - stick with more neutral/pale colors.


Embed videos directly into the ePortfolio whenever possible. It is irritating to have to constantly navigate back and forth.


When including web links, set the link to open in a new window or tab.Common web practice as makes it easier to navigate back and not lose the original page you were on.


When listing assignments, it is nice to have it broken down by week with details explaining the coursework in addition to providing an overview snapshot, a grid with assignment names and due dates.


It is hard reading a lot of text on a screen. Try breaking up content with headers, short paragraphs. Avoid scroll fatigue, the endless page of text, as it is intimidating and off-putting.


Helps students know where to go if they run into trouble or what to do if they have questions bu including a help section or technical support area. It isn't enough to list the assignment - explain how it is to be accomplished if technology is involved.


Have all sections/pages labeled clearly.


Keep content together to avoid needlessly having to bounce around to different sections and areas within your ePortfolio to complete a single task.


Emphasize what is important (like due dates) using fontsizestyle or color.


Your students’ experiences are important to consider – is it complicated to navigate? Stay consistent. Chunk information into 5-9 groups, any more may overload the visitor’s short term memory on a single ePortfolio page. If something is important, make sure the visitor can get to it in a minimal number of clicks — a best practice is three clicks or less.


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