[b-greek] RE: Teaching Greek on Blackboard

From: Decker, Rodney (rdecker@bbc.edu)
Date: Thu Mar 28 2002 - 09:19:03 EST

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<P><FONT SIZE=2>Just a note to let you know that there will be a new, manually hinted version of Galilee before too long that will display better on screen at small sizes. I've also tweaked some character shapes and will be reworking the character spacing (kerning) before the next release. Hopefully this will come by late spring or early summer, but definitely by this summer. The next step beyond that will be a Unicode version with composite characters so that the diacritics will space correctly even in a web browser. That step may or may not be available in time for the fall semester.</FONT></P>

<P><FONT SIZE=2>I assume that you've found my SBL paper on teaching Greek online (or may have been at the SBL session)? If not, see &lt;http://faculty.bbc.edu/rdecker/ets_sbl.htm&gt;.</FONT></P>

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<BR><FONT SIZE=2>Rodney J. Decker, Th.D.</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>Associate Prof/NT, Baptist Bible Seminary</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&lt;http://faculty.bbc.edu/rdecker/&gt;</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>PURL: &lt;http://purl.oclc.org/NT_Resources/&gt;</FONT>
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<P><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; -----Original Message-----</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; From: Susan Jeffers [<A HREF="mailto:susan@read-the-bible.org">mailto:susan@read-the-bible.org</A>]</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 10:10 PM</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; To: Biblical Greek</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; Subject: [b-greek] Teaching Greek on Blackboard</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; Greetings B-Greekers!</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; Does anyone have any words of wisdom concerning teaching NT </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; Greek online </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; using Blackboard courseware?</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; I plan to use Mounce for the textbook; haven't decided yet </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; among SPIonic, </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; Galilee, or the Teknia font that comes with the book (might be on the </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; Teknia web page, for that matter; I haven't looked yet) -- </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; any pros or </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; cons?&nbsp; I like the idea of SPIonic and Galilee because they're public </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; domain, but since the students will already have Teknia it </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; might be a bit </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; simpler for the folks to get started.</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; I've taught several Bible courses using Blackboard, but made </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; most use of </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; the Discussion Board, didn't do much with quizzes or drop box </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; or anything </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; like that, which I imagine would be important in teaching Greek.</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; The class will meet in person for a day at the beginning and </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; a day at the </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; end of each semester, with the middle part all online.&nbsp; It's </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; a 2-semester </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; seminary-level course.&nbsp; Students who want to go beyond will </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; have a third </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; semester reading course conducted in person on campus.</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; Thanks for any advice or insight you can offer -- offlist </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; responses welcome.</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; </FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; Susan Jeffers</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; </FONT>
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<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; EMail: susan@read-the-bible.org</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=2>&gt; Peace Church Bible Study Home Page: www.read-the-bible.org</FONT>
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