21C to 700 B.C in a swipe: The Classics meet iPad
Scott Symonds, Andrew Rowatt, Andrew Jamieson, Gina Salapata, Susan Abasa, Sita Venkateswar, Massey University, New Zealand
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference, Publisher: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
The Tanya Jermaine collection of Greek vase reproductions was purchased by the Massey University School of History, Philosophy and Classics through an alumni donation in 2010. The collection was envisioned as a hands-on teaching resource for students to use and experiment with and proved to be the inspiration for a project aimed at mobilising the collection for a wider audience including distance students, high schools and the general public. Classics and the department of Museum Studies, supported by Centre for Teaching and Learning consultants, designed and created both physical and virtual exhibition spaces for the collection. One of the major drivers was to produce an engaging application that would replicate, at least in part, some of the tactile experiences that the vases provide to students in real life. After considering several options, a beta version of Adobe‘s Digital Publishing Suite was used to produce the mobile application.
Symonds, S., Rowatt, A., Jamieson, A., Salapata, G., Abasa, S. & Venkateswar, S. (2011). 21C to 700 B.C in a swipe: The Classics meet iPad. In Proceedings of ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2011 (pp. 1201-1203). Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education.