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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 351: Teaching the Medieval in the Digital Age, II: Teaching Medieval Texts

Monday 6 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Berber Bossenbroek, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit Leiden
Sander Stolk, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit Leiden
Moderator/Chair:Sander Stolk, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit Leiden
Paper 351-aScholars Online and the 'Student Life': The Medieval Experience Project
(Language: English)
Jenny Weeks, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index terms: Daily Life, Education, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 351-bThe VR Beowulf Project: Visiting Heorot
(Language: English)
Timothy D. Arner, Department of English Grinnell College Iowa
David Neville, Grinnell College Immersive Experiences Lab (GCIEL) Grinnell College Iowa
Index terms: Education, Language and Literature - Old English, Teaching the Middle Ages, Technology
Paper 351-cMedia Lab and Maker Space in the Medieval Middle School Curriculum
(Language: English)
Rachelle Friedman
Jeff Rogers, Lycée Français de New York
Index terms: Art History - General, Daily Life, Teaching the Middle Ages, Technology

In an era of rapid digitisation, teachers are recommended to tailor learning experiences to the needs of individual students, to present students with more 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 second session will show how various existing digital tools can be used to form an interactive learning environment for students. The session explores how to actively engage students in the use of the digital means available today - including the use of virtual reality and 3D printing - which allow them to interact with a diverse range of aspects of medieval culture.