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Andrew Reinhard's Blog – September 2007 Archive (3)

On-Line Social Networks and Classics Teachers/Classical Archaeologists

After reading a recent Antiquist discussion list post from eClassics member Sebastian Heath of the American Numismatic Society (and long-time friend of technology) regarding open publishing of the pottery finds of Troy (with colleague Billur Tekkok), I began to think about how one could apply on-line social networks to a variety of Classics cliques. I am currently writing an article on this, but thought I could sum up two major uses for both Classics teachers and archaeologists of any… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on September 30, 2007 at 2:14pm — No Comments

New Blog on Teaching Language in Second Life

August 1, 2007, marked the debut of Avatar Languages, a blog dedicated to the study and theory of teaching language using the virtual world Second Life. Recent posts include links to places to go in Second Life to eavesdrop (and talk with) native languages speakers, teaching English as a second language in Second Life, and creating Second Life-themed webquests. Check the archives on eClassics for past blog… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on September 12, 2007 at 9:48am — No Comments

Latin eLearning game development with Alice 2.0 platform

I downloaded and installed Alice 2.0 yesterday and created my first 30-second animated movie (tribe of Persian zombie mercenaries on the battlefield) to try out many of its features. For those of you who don't know, Alice 2.0 is an open source, versatile, easy-to-use introductory platform for developing 3-D games, movies and virtual worlds. It was developed by Carnegie Mellon University as a toolkit for programmers new to game design, and to introduce… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on September 7, 2007 at 12:06pm — 2 Comments

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