IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 251: Teaching the Medieval in the Digital Age, I: New Approaches to Teaching Old English

Monday 6 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Berber Bossenbroek, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit Leiden
Sander Stolk, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit Leiden
Moderator/Chair:Thijs Porck, Centre for the Arts in Society, Universiteit Leiden
Paper 251-aTeaching Old English Metre in the Digital Age
(Language: English)
Rachel Burns, Department of English, University College London
Index terms: Education, Language and Literature - Old English, Teaching the Middle Ages, Technology
Paper 251-bLearning Together: Exploring Peer-Learning and Learning Networks in the Teaching of Old English
(Language: English)
Berber Bossenbroek, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit Leiden
Index terms: Education, Language and Literature - Old English, Teaching the Middle Ages, Technology
Paper 251-cExploring Old English in the Classroom: Using A Thesaurus of Old English and the Digital Platform 'Evoke'
(Language: English)
Sander Stolk, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit Leiden
Index terms: Education, Language and Literature - Old English, Teaching the Middle Ages, Technology
Abstract

In an era of rapid digitisation, teachers are recommended to tailor learning experiences to the needs of individual students, to present students with materials more interactive in nature, and to continue to engage with current developments in the field. For such purposes, digital tools constitute an invaluable aid. This first session explores various new platforms that are currently under development for the teaching of Old English. These papers seek to rethink how we approach teaching Old English in the digital age, ranging from a new interface for A Thesaurus of Old English, to the developments of new platforms for teaching various aspects of Old English language and literature.