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This seminar presents an unusual relationship between Southwestern University, a liberal arts college located in the United States, and a partially American-managed archaeological research institute ...

This seminar presents an unusual relationship between Southwestern University, a liberal arts college located in the United States, and a partially American-managed archaeological research institute in Italy, the Restoring Ancient Stabiae Foundation. Dr. Thomas Noble Howe will outline ways of maintaining the high standards of American liberal arts colleges—with their intimate interactions between students and faculty—while combining education abroad and synchronous distance learning in a way that more affordably facilitates the insertion of international experiences into increasingly “sequenced” majors. With receptive faculty, good equipment, and reliable backup, a system may be established that obviates the need to replace faculty who are abroad and allows students studying abroad to follow essential courses for their majors. In this seminar, Dr. Howe shares his vision for providing students with international experience through collaboration with unusual international foundations like the Stabiae Foundation. Through discussion with colleagues at NITLE Network institutions, participants will examine possibilities for internationalizing the classroom through partnerships and emerging technologies.

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  • Bryn Mawr used NITLE's Telepresence infrastructure to allow alumnus to attend a weekly history course during the Fall semester Working with CAPA International, an organization that supports study abroad programs, we attempted to link faculty and students from Southwestern University to their cohorts in the London program NITLE is reaching out to NITLE member institutions to capture data points on their telepresence capabilities and documenting remote collaboration possibilities

NITLE Shared Academics: The Synchronous International Classroom: New Directions for Cost Control of Foreign Study Programs NITLE Shared Academics: The Synchronous International Classroom: New Directions for Cost Control of Foreign Study Programs Presentation Transcript

  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G Pompeii Naples NITLE Shared AcademicsTM seminar: “The Synchronous International Classroom: New Directions for Cost Control of Foreign Study Programs,” Tuesday July 30, 2013 at 2:00 pm EDT/1 p.m. CDT/Noon MDT/11 a.m. PDT Prof. Thomas Noble Howe, Professor and Art and Art History, Chair of Art History, Southwestern University Coordinator General, Fondazione Restoring Ancient Stabiae, Italy The Villas of Ancient Stabiae
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G Pompeii Naples Synergy of three Institutions: The National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education; Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas; Fondazione Restoring Ancient Stabiae, Italy The Villas of Ancient Stabiae
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G The Challenge: -Liberal Arts Colleges in the U.S. produce about 4% of all graduates, but also a disproportionate number of professional leaders. -It is a very expensive type of education (usually), particularly because it demands a low teacher-student ratio, and close interaction of good teacher-professors and students in small classes. -in the last ten years, many more students have entered international careers, and therefore foreign experience and language education have become essential to the value of a liberal arts education. (Now, including China…) Graduates who are not prepared for an international career may have no career. -small colleges (well, all colleges, and students) in the U.S. are under stringent financial stress, and study abroad is expensive, and interrupts increasingly complicated “sequenced” majors.
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G The Challenge: -Is Synchronous Distance Learning capable of reconstructing the intimate and immediate interaction of the classroom of small Liberal Arts Colleges? -Can it work internationally?
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G The overseas institutional partner: The Vesuvian Institute of the Restoring Ancient Stabiae Foundation: a multi-functioning research and study center on the Bay of Naples.
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G RAS/Tom Leader Studios/LVarone Excavation: Villa San Marco First visitors’ center Excavation: Villa Arianna, And On-site museum? Commuter rail station and Funicular to Park Archaeological Park at the Site of Stabiae: -site with a coherent character -create concentration activities on the site -seven minute access from Pompei Projected global budget: c. euro 140 million, X X X Site of the Vesuvian Institute
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G Buried in the same eruption that buried Pompeii in A.D. 79 Baiae Puteoli
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G Stabiae Pompeii Neapolis (Naples) Ischia Herculaneum Cumae Baiae Misenum Puteoli STABIAE is the largest concentration of well-preserved large seaside Roman Villas in the entire Mediterranean Oplontis
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G Management Structure: changing world archaeology toward sustainable, shared management of major sites -Master Plan 2001 -The Legal Structure of the Foundation (2002) consists of international board representation from: -The Superintendancy of Archaeology of Pompei (Prof. P.G. Guzzo) -The School of Architecture of the University of Maryland (Prof. Matthew Bell) -The Committee of Stabiae Reborn, Castellammare di Stabia (Notaio F. Spagnuolo) Coordinator General: Prof. Thomas Howe A non-profit cultural institution in Italy as the first foundation of its type created under a 1998 law which allows for the creation of a new type of semi-public, semi-private institution which can both receive and spend both state and private funds, from Italy and abroad. -R.A.S. incorporation in the U.S., 2005 (Washington, D.C.), non-profit 501-3c -Contratto di Sponsorizazzione, Jan. 2006. Gives RAS the concession to coordinate all other institutions on the site for execution of Master Plan. Global Budget: €140 million, 2/3 provided by the Region of Campania if 1/3 can be found by RAS Foundation
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G Villa San Marco, May, 2009 First conceptual sketch of excavation area with descending ramp to Roman street, June 1999 (TNH) 1999 TNH
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G Villa “San Marco:” Excavation 2007-2013 by Superintendancy and Columbia University, APAHA program Villa “Arianna:” Excavation and conservation, 2010-2013 by Hermitage State Museum, St. Petersburg
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G Villa Arianna, Great Peristyle court (108 m. long), garden surface of A.D. 79, Revealed June-July, 2007 Excavations conducted by the Superintendancy of Pompei, Dr. Giovanna Bonifacio, site director, geom. Enzo Sabini, excavation supervisor; field drawings, summer, 2007, Profs. Lindley Vann, Ian Sutherland, and UMd Students.
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G June, 2008 Excavation and Study, 2007-2010, partners from: Univ. of Marylan:, Cornell; Univ. Birmingham, U.K.; Univ. Mississippi; Univ. of Kentucky: Bologna: Univ. London; Oxford; Southwestern; Brock, Ont.; Stockholm.
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G The Visitors’ Center: A “Private” Building on a public site Visitors’ services under RAS management. May, 2009
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY,NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, Smithsonian Institution,Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., April 27-Oct. 24, 2004Washington, D.C., April 27-Oct. 24, 2004 ARKANSAS ART CENTER, Little Rock, ARARKANSAS ART CENTER, Little Rock, AR January 28 – April 14, 2005January 28 – April 14, 2005 NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART, Reno, NENEVADA MUSEUM OF ART, Reno, NE October 7 2005 – Jan 5, 2006October 7 2005 – Jan 5, 2006 SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART, San Diego, CASAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART, San Diego, CA February 18 – May 14, 2006February 18 – May 14, 2006 MICHAEL C. CARLOS, EMORY U., Atlanta, GAMICHAEL C. CARLOS, EMORY U., Atlanta, GA August – October, 2006August – October, 2006 TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART, Toledo, OHTOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART, Toledo, OH Nov. 11, 2006, Jan. 28, 2007Nov. 11, 2006, Jan. 28, 2007 CHAZEN MUSEUM OF ART, U. WISCONSIN, Madison, WICHAZEN MUSEUM OF ART, U. WISCONSIN, Madison, WI March 17 – June 3, 2007March 17 – June 3, 2007 DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART, Dallas, TXDALLAS MUSEUM OF ART, Dallas, TX July 8 – October 7, 2007July 8 – October 7, 2007 THE CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS, Jacksonville, FLTHE CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS, Jacksonville, FL November 7, 2007 - Feb 3, 2008November 7, 2007 - Feb 3, 2008 Four-Year Traveling U.S. Tour: “In Stabiano: Exploring the Ancient Seaside Villas of the Roman Elite”
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G HERMITAGE STATE MUSEUMS, St. Petersburg, Dec. 7, 2007-March 30, 2008 HONG KONG MUSEUM OF ART (18 Jul - 5 Oct 2008)
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G June 15, 2007 Open for International Educational Groups -A former Salesian College -A residential center for undergraduate and graduate international programs for students and researchers in archaeology, medieval, Renaissance and Baroque art and history, History of Opera, Neapolitan folk music, architecture, etc.… -Hosting academic credit programs from study abroad centers -Accredited programs in language, culture, archaeology, art history. The Vesuvian International Institute for Archaeology and Humanities of the Restoring Ancient Stabiae Foundation
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G A vibrant international study and research center, not a “ghetto-like” study abroad residence hall A vibrant international study and research center, not a “ghetto-like” study abroad residence hall
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G A bustling port town at the foot of the hill, a constant stream of international visitors from Spain, Germany, Russia, Brazil, etc. A bustling port town at the foot of the hill, a constant stream of international visitors from Spain, Germany, Russia, Brazil, etc.
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G Mensa/Dining room Circumvesuviana Commuter Rail station 96 bedrooms Two theaters lobby chapel Playing Fields, parking The Facilities: A former Catholic Salesian College, c. 1970
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G The athletic facilities to the rear: the “bad” view.
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G Close connections to the cultural properties of the Bay of Naples, with easy transportation
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G A repertoire of local consultants who can offer events or modules to be inserted into accredited courses
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G A repertoire of local consultants who can offer events or modules to be inserted into accredited courses
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G A local, innovative cultural and research institution in the center of an area a large range of potential curricular material: -Modern language (Italian, Latin, Arabic and Spanish) -Classical Archaeology, history and art history -Medieval archaeology and art history -Early Christian -Environmental studies -Cultural properties management -Opera, folk music, commedia dell’arte -food history and cuisine -geology -art instruction (drawing photography, painting), architectural instruction.
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G Liberal Arts and “Eclectic Acculturation:” Southern Italy—located at the unstable crossroads of the formation of several great world cultures and conflicts—is a locus for young people to evolve and revise their cultural identity in constellation with many ancient and recent cultures.
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G NITLE, Liberal Arts, I-Technology and Study Abroad: Activities with Telepresence Pedagogy National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education Alumni Class Audit NITLE Network Exploration London/Southwestern Student Bridge
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G 8:00 9:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 Liberal Arts interactive education requires “Synchronous Distance Learning” Time zones, seven hour difference, five-hour overlap of the normal working day
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G Structuring the Synchronous Classroom which relies on the “theatrics” of .ppt AND teacher-student interaction
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G The Main Classroom, with professor, with .ppt lecture 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
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G The Main Classroom, with professor (c. 25) Lecture screen Screen with distant students Camera of professor and classroom projector
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G The Distant ClassroomScreen with students and prof. from main classroom Lecture projector screen camera Small distant group Large distant group
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G The requirements for facilities and spaces: The Main Classroom: The Distant classroom: Small-college classrooms, c. 25-30; small “cubicles” for 1-6 students? Distant groups at one or multiple institutions Other Main Classrooms Standard small college classes of c.25 Students at Stabia taking several classes from home campus
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G Main Classroom, Italy: courses projected from classrooms, archaeological sites, fieldtrips Stabia, Vesuvian Institute, ITALYHome College, USA Distant Classroom(s): Individual or small groups of students takings courses from Italy (e.g. Italian language, archaeology, art history) at one or several colleges Main Classroom: Courses at students’ home universities which allow individual students abroad to continue following their sequence of required courses Distant Classroom, Italy: Individual or small groups of students in Italy participating in telepresence in classes at home Univ.
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G Digitally [partly] solving the library problem: Much bibliography in the humanities is quite old and therefore essential books are often out of print, making it almost impossible for a new study abroad center to start an effective teaching library. Digital library services and e-books may make it possible partly to solve this.
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G Three types of synchronous distance learning which won’t work: Antipasto
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G Three types of synchronous distance learning which won’t work: Primo
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G Three types of synchronous distance learning which won’t work: Secondo
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G
  • W W W . S T A B I A E . O R G June 15, 2007 Open for International Educational Groups -A former Salesian College -A residential center for undergraduate and graduate international programs for students and researchers in archaeology, medieval, Renaissance and Baroque art and history, History of Opera, Neapolitan folk music, architecture, etc.… -Hosting academic credit programs from study abroad centers -and non-accredited programs in language, culture, archaeology, art history. The Vesuvian International Institute for Archaeology and Humanities