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  • The American philosopher George Santayana once noted that beauty is far more central to our everyday lives than it is in philosophy. And true enough, aesthetics has always been a sort of fringe discipline within philosophy, lower in status than such fields as metaphysics, ethics, and theory of knowledge. In this lecture, Contemporary American philosopher Graham Harman will explain why this usual picture is mistaken, and show why aesthetics deserves to stand at the very center of philosophy.

     

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  • Otis Radio: Hot News

    May 02| Special Event
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    Creative Action and the Otis Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

     

    This week from 5:00 - 6:00 pm is Hot News with DJs Cindy Ho, Ana Molina, and April Oh who cover all the trending NEWS!

     
    Listen online at KLMU.

    All shows will be simulcast on 96.1FM in the Otis Cafe and archived on otisradio.tumblr.com

  • Otis Radio: flashback

    May 02| Special Event
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    Creative Action and the Otis Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

    This week from 5:00pm - 6:00pm is flashback: nostalgic static with DJ's Alix, April and Dane. Come listen and chat about nostalgic representations that make us who we are, from music, accessories, to fashion mistakes.


    Listen online at KLMU.

  • Graduate Fine Arts presents

    Now What?

    Class of 2016 Final MFA Exhibition  

     

    Family and Friends Night Celebration: Saturday, May 14, 6-9pm

    Ashton Allen

    Amanda Benefiel

    Ok-Young Choi

    Janet E. Dandridge

    Melany Dierks

    Elif Erkan

    Kathryn Kert Green

    Elizabeth Medina

    Kristin Moore 

    Jeisung Oh

    Zachary Roach

    Regine Rode

     

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  • Otis Radio Olympics

    May 03| Special Event
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    Otis Radio students Bree Miller, Natasha Carovska and Rania Ann Zahir present Otis Radio Olympics.

    Play Games and Win Prizes!

    Come join them outside to relieve your stress from finals by playing Musical Chairs, Red Light Green Light, Simon Says, and other beloved childhood games.

  • For decades, the Los Angeles–based artist Lita Albuquerque has blurred distinctions between Land art and Light and Space on increasingly grander scales, whether it be building installations surrounding the pyramids in Egypt or placing sculptures across Antarctica to mirror the formation of the stars. Her cosmic explorations continue with two new bodies of work that are currently being shown at Kohn Gallery in Hollywood, from January 9 through February 27, 2016, and at USC’s Fisher Museum of Art, from January 26 through April 10, 2016.

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Faculty Help

General Questions

Do I need to create my own Learning ePortfolio?

No. The students will be responsible for creating their own Learning ePortfolios. However, it is encouraged to create your own to be somewhat familiar with the e-portfolio process.

What are the benefits of the Learning e-Portfolios?

Go to benefits and uses for a complete breakdown.

What do students need to start their Learning e-Portfolio?

Students will first need their unique username and password assigned in order to access O-Space. This is the same username and password used to log into Otis email.

If you do not have your username and password, students can go to Academic Computing, located on the fourth floor of the Ahamanson Building to collect that information. They will not give out usernames and passwords over the phone – only in person with a photo ID.

For faculty and staff, use the Password Manager. If that does not work, contact the Information Systems Help Desk.

How do I create a Learning e-Portfolio?

Go here for step-by-step instructions.

Who can see the student's Learning e-Portfolio?

The student determines who can view their Learning ePortfolio. See the step-by-step instructions for more specific information. Students are advised to set the permission setting to Otis Community.

How do I access my student Learning e-Portfolios?

Learning ePortfolios are open only to the Otis Community so for a start you will need to log in to O-Space. There are several options to access student Learning Portfolios, please see below:

  1. Students Email the Direct HTTP Link > You can create a Discussion thread in your O-Space course and ask to stduenst to reply, passing the direct HTTP link to your course page within the Learning ePortfolio. You can also ask them to send this link in an email to your Otis address. Note: We reccomend this option as it is the most direct and will save time on navigating through various web pages.
  2. Use the "People" Tab in Your O-Space Course > When you access your O-Space course, the People tab shows a list of all your students with their student ID photographs. Under the student's name is a link to their Learning ePortfolios. This link will guide you to the eportfolio directory where the Learning ePortfolio will appear as a search result. You can then enter the Learning ePortfolio by selecting that link and navigate to the desired page.
  3. By Person ePortfolio Directory Search > When you log in to O-Space, at the veyr top is a bold menu item called e-Portfolios. When you select this link, you will navigate to the search directory. Select the "By Person" tab and conduct a search using the student's name to find their Learning Portfolio.
  4. People Menu Link > When you log into O-Space, at the very top of the webpage is a bold link called "People". This link directs you to a list of all the users for all your courses. Select your current class from the drop down menu. The list will sort to only show students registered in that course. When you select the student's name, a window appears listing their Learning ePortfolios for you to select.

What is the "Submission" tab in my O-Space course?

The new submission feature in your O-Space course will allow departments to collect work from your class for archiving and assessment. Please go here for further support.

How to students submit their Learning e-Portfolios?

Please go here for the step-by-step guide.

How do I automatically add students in my O-Space course to my course e-Portfolio? 

You can share e-portfolios using the Course > Portfolios tab in O-Space. Based on the course's user access, you can add students (and faculty) as a group. See the step-by-step instructions for more specific information.

 


Technical Questions

 

How do I update or make changes to my Learning e-Portfolio?

See the step-by-step instructions for more specific information.

What happens to the Learning ePortfolio after students graduate?

The Learning ePortfolio will remain active as part of O-Space after students graduate from Otis.

How much space do students have on their Learning e-Portfolio?

The only size limit for the Learning Portfolio is the 12 MB file size for uploaded media. Images that are smaller, though, are preferred since they will load much more quickly.

How do I edit text and add pictures/graphics?

See the step-by-step instructions for more specific information.

If my images are too large, how do I resize them?

Use an image processing program, such as Photoshop, and save the image as a JPG. The maximum file size is 12 MB, though smaller files will load much more quickly. Images that are wider than 500 px will be automatically resized when uploaded via the Image/Video/Audio module.

How do I add links or embed video into my Learning e-Portfolio?

See the step-by-step instructions for more specific information.

 


 

Training and Support Questions

Are there training sessions to help me with launching Learning e-Portfolios in my class?

Students will create their own Learning ePortfolios during the Summer Orientation/Registration process. If a student does not have a Learning ePortfolio, they can create one. See the step-by-step instructions for more specific information.

To request an in-class presentation, please go here to schedule a day and time.

Where can students work on their Learning e-Portfolio?

Since your Learning ePortfolio is web-based, you can access it from any networked computer. You can access O-Space from home or on any of the available computer labs at Otis in addition to the computers in the Library and SRC.

If faculty are working in the TLC on ePortfolios, the TLC staff can assist if you have questions.

Questions not covered?

If you still have questions that are not addressed above, please contact Jean-Marie Venturini at tlc(at)otis.edu.

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