Carol Lowe, at McLennan Community College
Alfred, Lord Tennyson “The old order changeth…”
This is a live blogging of the session.
With the creation of the printing press:
Movable type and printing press was a revolution in learning.
Opened a doorway for change in who learned.
We are living the same kind of revolution today.
William Caxton… video
first printer in England
Caxton learned the techniques and brought them back.
He sat up the first printing press in English at Westminster Abbey.
In printing the English language became more standardized.
Stained glass window in the nearby church with Caxton and the press.
Another plaque in St. Margaret’s, a sculpture base outside the church.
A Canon computer printer had been left in front of the plaque.
One of the types of materials that I feel can replace textbooks, videos.
New worlds of teaching and learning can be seen.
How many teach online courses?
How many of you have means of supplementing traditional classrooms?
Libraries continue to replace hard copy with electronic materials.
“An unnamed scholar” said he finds new information and updates it online. No more print versions.
OED will no longer be printed.
Open Educational Resources also available:
- Academic Earth
- California Open Source Project
- Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative
- College Open Textbooks
- CC Consortium for Open Educational Resources
- Connexions from Rice University
- Flat World Knowledge, commercial site
- Harvard U Extension School Open Learning Initiative
- MERLOT (California State U)
- MIT OpenCourseWare
- Washington State Student Completion Initiative This does not seem to be finished. They have PDFs and news items, but there is no site for the completion initiative’s textbooks.
Sources of Primary Works
- Project Gutenberg
- Hathi Trust Digital LIbrary
- Google Books
- Digital Book Index
- Representative Poetry Online from U of Toronto, by author, title, and time period, with links to critical piecesÂ for students and professors, digital subscriptions include works that are not in the public domain- so they are still available for us and for our students
- Luminarium: Anthology of English Literature
- Harvard Chaucer Page
- Folger Shakespeare LIbrary
- LibriVox (audio recordings)
- Voice of the Shuttle California State U at Santa Barbara, with links
- The Victorian Web
- Literature Resources 20th – 21st Century from MIT
Background information is here in an enriched environment. But it is a time-consuming project to come up with all this information at one time.
Lowe’s project is trying to provide a concise, user-friendly, open source, multi-media online textbook for use in teaching sophomore-level British literature courses.
Will be hosted on the Texas website for community college teaching.
“My hope is that in addition to my basic textbook section, professors will begin to lodge their modules, so it will form a best practices.”
List of resources
Textbook narrative with the primary works and discussion activities
Project Resource Examples:
Online Gallery Beowulf page- can find a sample of the mss
information about the manuscript
a podcast about the mss
description/introduction to Beowulf, reputable and credible source
Textbook narrative pages,
(looks like a page in a book)
Find her page and her work. Get her email for the whole presentation.