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These slides were shared by Hal Haskell, Professor of Classics, Southwestern University, during two NITLE Shared Academics presentations. The first, "Intercampus Teaching, Networked Teaching," was …

These slides were shared by Hal Haskell, Professor of Classics, Southwestern University, during two NITLE Shared Academics presentations. The first, "Intercampus Teaching, Networked Teaching," was held on June 4, 2013. He also provided background on the technologies used by Sunokisis, a national consortium of Classics programs, during "The Synchronous International Classroom: New Directions for Cost Control of Foreign Study Programs ," July 30, 2013.

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  • Quick follow-up toThomas’ presentation – re technical side.[for pedagogical opportunities and challenges, see NITLE Seminar June 4 (https://nitle.webex.com/nitle/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=EC&rID=6963407&rKey=a82147c414a8c5f0)] For nearly 15 years, we have been engaged in team-teaching across distance – “synchronous learning” - in “Sunoikisis.”Shared spaces, extended spaces. As TELEmachos was very much into information sharing across distance (he was trying to get intel on father)….Students/faculty exposed to broader academic engagement and evaluation.Mid-90’s, to extend space, leverage opportunities of collaboration; ACS Tech Ctr.Now national
  • Gradually expanded course offeringsSynchronous learning ROUTINE for us, now that we have logged nearly 15 years.
  • 5 year cycle in each language, so that students and departments can plan ahead.Latin sequence.
  • Greek sequenceTechnology: started with webboard and conference call
  • NOW google hangouts:“off the shelf” and freelow level of complexity, reduced technical support requirementsquite stable, even when facing bandwidth challenges.n.b. individual physical classrooms below: we like to see other classrooms – students and faculty colleagues can respond by voice, visually, by chatCritical to see other spaces, as in our liberal arts institutions, we interact in the (extended) classroom, or indeed in this session today, extensively.Can show speaker
  • and easily toggle to screen-share.
  • even lower tech – simpler, blast from past, one instructor last semester rigged up a webcam and projected self / .pptx in traditional classroom mode.
  • in days of desktop dominance, visual interaction less easy
  • Now can respond by voice, visual cues, etc.This a straight-forward setup with one main screen showing the hangout,>>>
  • With respect to more elaborate classroom arrangements, e.g. Thomas’ sketches >>>
  • Course dev. seminars each June, in Washington. All four walls projectable here.Time zone issue: >>>
  • In 2012, I participated from Athens, seven hours ahead. While running midnight local Athens time may not be within normal operating hours for a seasoned citizen such as me, it is not far off for our students (and in fact, it is just getting into prime time).

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  • 1. machos and Penelope Attic red figure skyphos, Chiusi, Penelo Associated Colleges of the South Tele 1990’s >> http://wp.chs.harvard.edu/sunoikisis/
  • 2. Semester-long classes 2 (team-teaching): •excavation prep.class (1999) •upper level Latin lit. (2000) •upper level Greek lit. (2001) •elementary Greek (2012)
  • 3. 3 Upper level Latin Sequence • Early Republic • Late Republic • Neronian Period • Imperial Period 70-180 CE • Late Antiquity/Medieval Semester-long classes
  • 4. 4 Upper level Greek Sequence • Homeric Poetry • Lyric Poetry • Comedy • 4th Century Literature • Hellenistic Literature Semester-long classes
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  • 11. The Main Classroom, with professor The Distant Classroom Lecture screen Screen with distant students Screen with students and prof. from main classroom Camera of professor and classroom Lecture screen camera Small distant group Large distant group(Thomas Howe)
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