The new History Department core takes a global perspective, ranging across continents and centuries, and Core Moderator Franziska Seraphim wanted to find a way for faculty to share material for these courses. The repository she and her colleague Robin Fleming have created, with the assistance of a number of the department’s graduate students, includes texts, images and maps, and can be searched by keywords and browsed through a menu which reflects the structure of the core. Instructors can contribute and comment on items and participate in forums, which will encourage ongoing exchanges about pedagogy and the teaching of history.
After Phil Cunningham and Barbara Radtke worked with IDES to create The Death of Jesus: Four Gospel Accounts mini-course, they collaborated with IDeS again to translate this site into Spanish to serve the large Spanish-speaking audience around the world.
For a future Independent Study on Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practice, Othelia Lee wanted to offer her working graduate students the convenience of centralized content in the familiar environment of Blackboard Vista. She organized the content in learning modules, one for each class session, custom designed to open with an introductory overview and image selected to reflect the theme.