Educators Program

The Educators Program is a place where people from all levels and disciplines, from academia and industry, can share their research, methods, and opinions about the teaching and integration of computer graphics and interactive techniques in all areas of learning. We view education as a natural part of the lifelong learning process, and we wish to support the evolving integration of art and technology embraced by educators.

Envisioned as an international gathering of industry professionals and academics, the Educators Program will present perspectives that appeal to a wide spectrum of interests. We will share educational strategies adopted in both industry and academia to make the learning process more satisfying, productive, and meaningful.

The Educators Program includes three main components:

1. Education Papers
2. Panels
3. Invited Workshops

You are invited to participate in this world-class platform for presentation of Education Papers and Panels on innovative approaches to instruction, for example: the use of computer-generated imagery and interactivity in the classroom; the theory and practice of design, development, utilization, management and evaluation of processes and resources for learning in the context of computer graphics and interactive techniques. We encourage submissions in disciplines including, but not limited to: animation, VFX, game design, web design, industrial design, architecture, fashion design, medical imaging, visual computing, programming, and math foundations.

Invited Workshops will explore the theme of Bridging the Gap: Academic Education and the Real World. Some of the top schools and studios in the industry will share their educational curricula and cases.

Accepted Education Papers and Panels, and Invited Workshops content will be presented at SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 and published on the Full Conference DVD-ROM. In addition, Education Papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

The submission deadline was 9 June 2009. The complete list of Educators Program presentations will be available at Educators Program in September.

Ayumi Miyai
Educators Program Chair
Computer Graphic Arts Society