ERIC Number: ED413822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
Developing and Evaluating a Curriculum for Exploratory Learning in Ancient Greek Culture: Perseus Evaluation Final Report 1995-96.
Crane, Gregory R.; Marchionini, Gary; Goodall, Jennifer
This report evaluates findings of the Perseus hypermedia project, a digital library of resources for studying the ancient world, especially Greece. Specifically, this evaluation examined Perseus-elated assignments, activities, and methods developed from fall 1993 to spring 1996 at a number of institutions of higher education. It found that Perseus had been used in directed assignments, open-ended assignments, as a translation tool, as the basis for classics "labs," as a library resource, as a lecture/demonstration tool, as a correlate to museum activities, for online exams, and as part of an online telecourse. Evaluation concluded that: (1) Perseus amplifies and augments teaching/learning; (2) Perseus requires substantial physical infrastructure investment; (3) Perseus demands new conceptual infrastructures for teaching/learning; and (4) Perseus is bringing systemic changes to the classics. Individual sections of the report describe Perseus uses at: Ball State University (Indiana), Holy Cross College (Massachusetts), the University of Michigan, Rhodes College (Tennessee), Bates College (Maine), Miami University (Ohio), Skidmore College (New York), Tufts University (Massachusetts), University of Houston (Texas), Illinois Wesleyan University, and Virginia Tech. Also provided is an analysis of the evaluation questionnaire. Four appendices provide the questionnaire, a correlation matrix, statistical tables, and a sample Perseus web site usage summary. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tufts Univ., Medford, MA.