Loren Olson

Clinical Assoc Professor (FSC)
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5802
Clinical Assoc Professor (FSC)
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5802
Clinical Assistant Professor
Academic Professional
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5802
Clinical Assoc Professor (FSC)
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5802

Biography

Loren Olson is an assistant clinical professor at the School of Arts, Media and Engineering. His research work is in the areas of mixed reality rehabilitation, interaction architecture, and media systems for education. Prior to joining the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, he spent 16 years creating animation and effects for film and television. His awards include eight Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards.

Recently, a focus of his work has been the creation of a tool for peer review in the classroom with David Tinapple. CritViz is an online framework for supporting real-time critique, conversation, and peer ranking of creative work in the classroom. In creative classes where student work cannot be entirely graded on objective criteria, classes often arrange critique sessions to provide direction and feedback to students, raise their level of performance, and teach them to give and receive constructive criticism. Critiques usually work best in classes small enough to sustain a single discussion. However, faced with the challenge of teaching large undergraduate digital art and computer programming classes of 50+ students, a solution was needed to allow faculty to orchestrate critiques in large classes whose size normally prohibits them. While leveraging the participatory web seemed to be a sound approach, no existing tools effectively served this purpose. Accordingly, CritViz was created to scale up critiques for large classes. Through CritViz’s countdown timers, assignment uploading, and randomized peer feedback, we can now run effective critiques in much larger classes and have seen changes in overall classroom “motivational structure.”

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
AME 230 Programming for Media Arts
AME 430 Mac Development for Media Arts
AME 484 Internship
AME 494 Special Topics
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 592 Research
AME 593 Applied Project
AME 598 Special Topics
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
AME 484 Internship
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
AME 230 Programming for Media Arts
AME 435 Mobile Development
AME 484 Internship
AME 499 Individualized Instruction
AME 535 Mobile Development
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 593 Applied Project
AME 790 Reading and Conference
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
AME 230 Programming for Media Arts
AME 430 Mac Development for Media Arts
AME 484 Internship
AME 494 Special Topics
AME 499 Individualized Instruction
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 592 Research
AME 593 Applied Project
AME 598 Special Topics
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
AME 484 Internship
AME 792 Research
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
AME 230 Programming for Media Arts
AME 484 Internship
AME 494 Special Topics
AME 499 Individualized Instruction
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 592 Research
AME 598 Special Topics
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
AME 430 Mac Development for Media Arts
AME 484 Internship
AME 485 Digital Culture Capstone I
AME 486 Digital Culture Capstone II
AME 494 Special Topics
AME 499 Individualized Instruction
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 592 Research
AME 593 Applied Project
AME 598 Special Topics
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
AME 484 Internship
AME 592 Research
AME 593 Applied Project
AME 599 Thesis
AME 684 Internship
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
AME 230 Programming for Media Arts
AME 385 Collab Projects & Research I
AME 386 Collab Projects & Research II
AME 484 Internship
AME 485 Digital Culture Capstone I
AME 486 Digital Culture Capstone II
AME 492 Honors Directed Study
AME 494 Special Topics
AME 499 Individualized Instruction
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 592 Research
AME 593 Applied Project
AME 598 Special Topics
AME 599 Thesis
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
AME 385 Collab Projects & Research I
AME 484 Internship
AME 485 Digital Culture Capstone I
AME 486 Digital Culture Capstone II
AME 492 Honors Directed Study
AME 493 Honors Thesis
AME 494 Special Topics
AME 499 Individualized Instruction
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 592 Research
AME 593 Applied Project
AME 598 Special Topics
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
AME 484 Internship
AME 592 Research
AME 593 Applied Project
AME 599 Thesis
AME 684 Internship
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
AME 294 Special Topics
AME 385 Collab Projects & Research I
AME 386 Collab Projects & Research II
AME 394 Special Topics
AME 484 Internship
AME 485 Digital Culture Capstone I
AME 486 Digital Culture Capstone II
AME 492 Honors Directed Study
AME 494 Special Topics
AME 499 Individualized Instruction
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 592 Research
AME 593 Applied Project
AME 598 Special Topics
AME 599 Thesis
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
AME 385 Collab Projects & Research I
AME 386 Collab Projects & Research II
AME 484 Internship
AME 485 Digital Culture Capstone I
AME 486 Digital Culture Capstone II
AME 492 Honors Directed Study
AME 493 Honors Thesis
AME 494 Special Topics
AME 499 Individualized Instruction
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 592 Research
AME 593 Applied Project
AME 598 Special Topics
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
AME 484 Internship
AME 592 Research
AME 593 Applied Project
AME 599 Thesis
AME 684 Internship
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
AME 294 Special Topics
AME 385 Collab Projects & Research I
AME 386 Collab Projects & Research II
AME 485 Digital Culture Capstone I
AME 486 Digital Culture Capstone II
AME 499 Individualized Instruction
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 592 Research
AME 593 Applied Project
AME 599 Thesis
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
AME 385 Collab Projects & Research
AME 386 Collab Projects & Research II
AME 484 Internship
AME 485 Digital Culture Capstone I
AME 494 Special Topics
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 592 Research
AME 593 Applied Project
AME 598 Special Topics
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation