Reimagining 21st Century Educational Connectivity through Fractal Imagery

Jennifer (Jenny) L. Penland
2019 International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education  
Higher education institutions are facing increasing demands for providing alternative technology-based teacher preparation programs that would more closely service the needs of the everchanging 21 st century populations. In today's amalgam of cultural differences, education that is independent of biases is more than difficult to author. I propose using fractals that are never-ending patterns that change as you explore deeper into the fractal as another. Exploring the Mandelbrot fractal is
more » ... ationally expensive as each pixel (dot on the screen must iterate through thousands of calculations to determine its appearance in the viable part of the fractal, only now are computers able to do this reasonably fast. My pilot study will explore ways for higher education institutions to build pedagogical fractal imagery content to foster more immersive learning, as well as, content that which mirrors the
doi:10.20533/ijcdse.2042.6364.2019.0503 fatcat:ux26d5hbjvd3rnrfj6tfxjfmiy