Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0079. Monday, 6 February 1995.
From: John Boni <
Date: Monday, 6 Feb 1995 09:32:54 -0600 (CST)
Subject: 6.0075 Re: Multimedia Project
Comment: Re: SHK 6.0075 Re: Multimedia Project
RE: Multimedia Project, comments of Leslie Harris and Bob Gingher--
Fall term I set up a listserv for my Shakespeare Honors Seminar. Since I am at
an urban commuter institution, one of my goals was to provide an opportunity
for students to "talk" in ways analogous to those available on a residential
campus. Secondarily, we have recently instituted a computer Literacy
requirement and my course helped fulfill it.
Prof. Gingher's comments I found most apt: The good students profited from
this new tool. I learned from colleagues in history and literature that
sending assignments, or amplifications of assignments, or news about upcoming
examinations, etc., through the list helped motivate others who might not have
used it as much. We have continued the lsit this term, and a few of us
convened to see the Chicago Shakespeare Repertory's very good production of
"Troilus & Cressida."
It is no surprise that while our colleagues in the sciences use computers for
mathamatical analysis, we in the humanities find them a tool to communicate
better with our students and thus augment instruction and learning.
I'd be interested in others' ideas and experiences.
John M. Boni, Dean
College of Arts & Sciences
Northeastern Illinois University