Ancient Cities: Teaching and learning in the digital age

S. Feuser, F.M.R. Brouns, M. Blömer, A. Duplouy, S. Malmberg, S. Merten, C. Videbech, Alessia Zambon, M. Zarmakoupi

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In this paper we present an overview of the Ancient Cities project’s outcomes and experiences with producing and testing digital educational material in the field of archaeology. In the first part, the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Discovering Greek & Roman Cities is introduced with respect to its target audiences and learning objectives, the ways in which it was disseminated to the target audiences, and how its structure and learning material were developed. Based on several questionnaires answered by the participants and user data from the MOOC platform itself, we were able to collect comprehensive information on the demography of the participants, their expectations, and their experiences. These data allow us to draw conclusions about the opportunities and difficulties of open education in the historical humanities. In the second part, we show how the course’s materials were successfully implemented in academic teaching at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University, the University of Paris-Saclay (UVSQ), and the University of Pennsylvania. These examples highlight how smaller academic fields in the humanities can design and enhance their respective teaching environments in the digital age.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-38
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Archaeology and Education
Volume6
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2022

Keywords

  • cultural heritage
  • ancient cities
  • digital education
  • MOOC

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  • Ancient Cities: Teaching and learning in the digital age

    Blömer, M., Brouns, F. M. R., Duplouy, A., Feuser, S., Malmberg, S., Merten, S., Videbech, C. & Zarmakoupi, M., 2021, Teaching Classics in the Digital Age. Feuser, S., Merten, S. & Wesselmann, K. (eds.). Kiel: Universitätsverlag Kiel , p. 107-116 10 p. (Think! Historically: Teaching History and the Dialogue of Disciplines; No. 2, Vol. Teaching Classics in the Digital Age).

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  • Der MOOC Discovering Greek & Roman Cities: Lebenslanges Lernen im digitalen Zeitalter

    Feuser, S., Blömer, M., Brouns, F. M. R., Duplouy, A., Malmberg, S., Merten, S., Videbech, C. & Zarmakoupi, M., 2021, Think! Historically: Teaching History and the Dialogue of Disciplines: Geschichtsdidaktische Perspektive auf die 'Vormoderne'. Barsch, S., Wesselmann, K. & Arias Ferrer, L. (eds.). Kiel: Universitätsverlag Kiel , Vol. 1. p. 35-49 14 p.

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