Challenges of Blended Learning in Ancient Greek, Follow-Up

May 28, 2013 § 5 Comments

Since I posted about the challenges of finding good materials to blended learning in Introductory Ancient Greek, last Friday, I’ve found a few more resources and information to share. I’d also like to suggest some partnerships to advance this work. « Read the rest of this entry »

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Challenges of Blended Learning in the Humanities: Ancient Greek

May 24, 2013 § Leave a comment

Earlier this week, I received a query about available resources for teaching Ancient Greek online that would enable a hybrid or blended approach to teaching beginning Greek.  My experience tracking down those resources is a useful demonstration of the challenges still faced by many humanities disciplines in implementing the hybrid or blended approach. In this blog post, I’m going to share my results and reflect on those challenges. « Read the rest of this entry »

Redefining Liberal Arts

May 24, 2013 § 1 Comment

Artes Liberales

Artes Liberales

One of the key themes that emerged from last month’s NITLE Summit and Symposium was the need to take control of the conversation about higher education and specifically about liberal education.  In part this is a reaction,  I think, to the way MOOCs have dominated the conversation about higher education over the last year.  This morning, an article by Kevin Kiley in Inside Higher Ed, “Education in the Liberal Arts,” caught my eye because it pointed to the changing definition of liberal education, in particular a move towards a definition that will accomodate vocation while maintaining the values of liberal education. I’m happy to see this movement because liberal arts colleges risk being left out of the higher ed conversation if they don’t acknowledge and engage with the demand that higher education should  prepare students for post-college employment. « Read the rest of this entry »

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