Sunoikisis APA Panel 2014

Sunoikisis APA Panel 2014

Moving toward a (Responsible) Hybrid/Online Greek Major

This year Sunoikisis Faculty members will present three papers at the 145th annual meeting of the American Philological Association. This session (Session #14) will take place in Regency Ballroom A on Friday, January 3, 2014 from 11:15am-1:15pm.

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Advanced Greek and Latin in a Limited, Personalized Online Setting

Ryan Fowler, The Center for Hellenic Studies

In recent years, there has been an eruption in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and such courses have become a seemingly permanent feature within the discussions of curricula of many colleges and universities. The value of MOOCs—educational, pedagogical, and financial—continues to be sharply debated.

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Bridging the Gap Between First and Third Year Greek Courses with an Online Commentary to Xenophon’s Education of Cyrus

Norman Sandridge, Howard University and The Center for Hellenic Studies

The Internet has become a frequent site for featuring texts, interpretive commentary, as well as grammatical, lexical, and syntactical aids, often with the help of multimedia.

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Starting from Scratch: a Collaborative Approach to First-Year Greek

Kristina Meinking, Elon University

Despite the health of many Classics departments, a number of classicists are the only trained classicist at their institution. One- or two-person programs and departments are nothing new, yet the challenges posed for such individuals and programs continue to mount, as teaching loads, service expectations, and research requirements for tenure and promotion seem to increase. In such programs, when faced with a limited staff and budget, Latin is frequently offered, and its students’ interest cultivated, and ancient Greek is often one of the first language sequences to be cut.

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