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1 The Classics HEAT Project Enhancing the Student Learning Experience

2 The Bid Bid covered two areas. 1. Digitization of the Departmental and related collections of slides. C7-10,000 slides in Departmental collection 20,000+ slides in related collections 2. Audio-recording of lectures Pilot project in 2-3 courses, part 2 and part 1

3 Digitization of Slides: Aims Stop deterioration of collection due to time (pink slides, etc) Allow use of visual material through newer technologies (ex. Powerpoint). Make images available for teaching to all lecturers in the department. Make images available for study to students. Make images available for study to students with disabilities (ex. Visual impairments). Eventually create a resource for teaching and learning available to the public.

4 Digitization of Slides: Results Some 6,000 slides digitized until now. Roman Architecture (Part 2 course, 25 students) taught through Powerpoint. Hellenistic World: Art and Culture (Part 2 course, 10 students) taught through Powerpoint. Heaven, Hell and the Bit in Between (Part 1 course, 40 students) taught through Powerpoint. All images for these courses made available to students via the P:Drive for use in essays and study. Considerable reduction of photocopy costs.

5 Digitization of slides: The Future Complete digitization of Departmental collection by July Enter into digitization project with British Institute at Ankara for Asia Minor slides (part of the K. Hopwood collection). Complete copyright transference procedures. Complete metadata creation for Departmental Collection by June Make Departmental collection available as part of a database-based project by January 2011.

6 Podcasts of lectures: Aims Provide reliable access to lectures to students with disabilities (ex. Visual impairments, dyslexia). Provide students with the opportunity to revisit lectures for essay preparation and exam revision. Provide students with access to “missed” lectures. Integrate alternative methods of learning.

7 Podcasts of lectures: Results Two Part 2 courses and Two Part 1 courses piloted the program in Lent term The podcastswere made available to students via the P:Drive initially in WAV format and later in MP3.

8 Podcasts of lectures: Student Usage & Satisfaction Data from Student Questionnaires Lent 2009

9 Podcasts of lectures: Students in non-pilot courses Data from Student Questionnaires Lent 2009

10 Audio-recordings of lectures: The Future Introduce recordings of lectures to all undergraduate courses in the department in Michaelmas Buy 2 more audio-recorders. Make audio-recordings of lectures available on Moodle. Start a pilot project for video-enhanced learning in Lent 2009.

11 The Classics E-Learning Initiative The HEAT bid was part of the E-Learning initiative launched by the department in October The Aims of the E-Learning Initiative are: 1.Provide better learning for students 2.Increase student satisfaction, particularly in relation to the lack of resources issue in past NSS. 3.Increase resources available for research. 4.Be Greener 5.Provide lecturers with more and better teaching material. 6.Provide better distance-learning at MA and PhD level.

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