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Andrew Reinhard's Blog – July 2007 Archive (7)

The Use of Moodle and Virtual Reality in Classics Teaching

[Admin's note: Below is a recent post from Dr. Lisa St. Louis -- I wanted to feature it here on the main blog so it wasn't buried in our discussion histories.]

I am attaching the first paragraph of the paper "The use of Moodle and virtual reality in Classics teaching" which was a joint submission by

Dr. Shawn Graham and Dr. Lisa St. Louis of Robert Welch University. Dr.

Graham was not able to join me in Nashville for ACL so I did the honors

for both of us. The slides… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on July 31, 2007 at 6:52am — No Comments

Classics on-line with Robert Welch University

It's a rare thing to be the first in your field to do something, but eClassics members Dr. Lisa St. Louis and Dr. Shawn Graham are planting the flag on the eLearning moon. Both Lisa and Shawn work for Robert Welch University, a distance learning institution where all classes are taught on-line as students work to earn their… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on July 25, 2007 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Course Management Systems, Digital Parity and Latin/Greek

Course Management Systems (CMS) and Learning Management Systems (LMS) are not new to education. Tools like Blackboard have been around for years, and other platforms like Wimba and Desire2Learn are offering functionality that can be applied to foreign languages. CMS platforms are normally implemented school-wide (or even district- and state-wide) to allow teachers to manage their classes on-line, 24-7, including… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on July 24, 2007 at 6:37am — 2 Comments

Veni, Vidi, Wiki: Beyond the Wikipedia

The Wikipedia has been a household word since at least 2005. It is an open source encyclopedia available in dozens of languages that allows anyone to create, add, and edit

content on any subject. The main page for Classics is here, and features a definition of Classics and has links to many other

pages of useful information about philosophy, language,…


Added by Andrew Reinhard on July 13, 2007 at 7:38am — 3 Comments

The eClassics Demographic

When eClassics welcomed its hundredth member, I thought it would be fun/interesting to see if there were trends/biases of who was using technology to learn/teach Classics. What I found was that eClassics is a diverse community, mixed in age, gender, level of education, and technical acumen (techumen?). Along with the stats listed below, there are some fun ones. Best name: Romanlegs. Oddest coincidence: Two members are named Kevin Hartley (one in the US and the other in Ireland). Best profile… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on July 7, 2007 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Digital Classicist Panel on ID Approaches to Research and Pedagogy

Here's a quick one: Digital Classicist is based in University College London and conducted two panels on using digital materials in Classics teaching and research. Abstracts from the second panel on digital pedagogy can be read here. Papers include: "New tools for learning and collaborative research: the Digital Classicist Wiki", "A Schema for Teaching Digital… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on July 3, 2007 at 10:03am — No Comments

ACL Last Day: Arxia Petasos, Neo Petasos

ACL officially ended after the piano singalong reached its logical conclusion of "Auld Lang Syne" (in Latin!). Based on all of the new people who attended (sporting their purple "primum" ribbons) and the comments of the "older" Latin teachers who attended the farewell banquet, it seems that Latin teaching is alive and well and will be well cared for in the hands of a younger generation. I had a delightful breakfast with Tom Sienkewicz this morning, and mentioned that the new generation of… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on July 2, 2007 at 11:30pm — No Comments



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