Student-designed critical editions of a text using multimedia On the Nature of Texts, offered in Spring 1999, deals with the history
of manuscript and book production from antiquity to the present. Rather
than write a term paper, students created their own critical editions of
a text. Clearly, the scope and depth of critical analysis reflects their
learning curve, the limits of a one semester course, and the availability
of primary resources. Using primarily FrontPage (and perhaps Annotext and
Manna) students will create web pages with hyper links using images and
sound (if necessary) to create their own abridged editions of a work. The
aim is to have students act as editors of texts they reconstruct for a
given audience. In doing so, they have to analyze closely the history of
a text (and its most immediate context, the book).
Mary Devins (Italian, Connecticut C.)
Web page for Italian course A web-based ten-week, introductory Italian course for adults that will
include grammar, vocabulary, cultural notes and a reference section. Eventually
the course will develop into a two-semester twenty-week course. Each week
will include a vocabulary list, specific grammar points, cultural readings,
interactive drills, and homework assignments that can be submitted and
corrected via email thus saving valuable classroom time. The reference
section will have links to cities, museums, newspapers, radio stations,
recipes and general tourist do's and don'ts. A report of the project is available.
Elena Fossa and Giuliana Palma (Italian, Trinity College Rome Campus)
Web-based cultural information for Trinity students in Italy Web-based information on the culture of Italy to be used by students
studying at Trinity's Rome campus. It is hoped that these materials will
make the students' experiences more meaningful and allow the Rome and Hartford
campuses to form a stronger bond. A report of the project is available.
Giuliana Palma (Italian, Trinity C.)
Multimedia for Intermediate Italian
She developed multimedia presentations which highlighted and interrelated
the themes and language used in novels, poems, plays, films and music which
she presented in her intermediate Italian course.