iLatin and eGreek Teaching and Learning Symposium,1 February 2014

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A Council of University Classics Departments Teaching and Learning Symposium hosted by the Open University, UK and supported by the Institute for Classical Studies

To be held at The Open University, Hawley Crescent, Camden, London  Venue directions and map

iLatin and eGreek is a one-day conference which aims to explore the use and effectiveness of new technology in teaching classical languages. The emphasis will be on resources and pedagogy: what materials are out there for learners and teachers of Greek and Latin? What problems are instructors trying to solve with new technology and how are they doing this? How effective are these ways of solving problems or enhancing pedagogy and how is their use being evaluated? What theories or principles guide, or should guide, the development of interactive websites, apps and other technology- based resources?

The focus of the day will be on language teaching at UK universities, but there will also be input and inspiration from secondary education and from the USA. A key part of the day will be ‘show and tell’ by speakers of their various innovative projects. This conference will also provide opportunities to reflect on how the teaching of classical languages is changing in the twenty-first century and to consider how innovations in pedagogy and technology can help us improve the student learning experience.

Through the generosity of the Institute of Classical Studies (School of Advanced Study, University of London), the CUCD and the Open University, there is no conference fee and no charge for lunch and refreshments. Places are limited, however, and in order to attend you must register. See below for registration information.

10:15 – 10:45 Gathering and registration
10:45 -11:00 IntroductionWelcome and themes of the day Dr James Robson / Mair Lloyd
The Open University
11:00 -11:30 Session 1
Open access Latin and Greek resources at the OU: current projects and future directions
Dr James Robson
The Open University
11:30 – 12:00 Session 2
Online Training for Reading Latin
Prof. Alison Sharrock
University of Manchester
12:00 – 12:30 Session 3
Adventures in 24/7 Latin: VLEs, spaced repetition, and roll-your-own apps
Dr Nick Lowe
Royal Holloway, University of London
12:30 – 13:30 Show-and-Tell session
13:30 – 14:00 Session 4
Finding the Gap: some contrasts between ancient and modern language learning
Mair Lloyd
The Open University
14:00 – 14:30 Session 5
The Digital Classics Classroom: plaything or catalyst for pedagogical improvement?
Steve Hunt
University of Cambridge
14:30 – 15:00 Session 6
eLearning in the Flipped Classroom
Bartolo Natoli
University of Texas
15:00 – 15:45+ Round Table Discussion:
ways forward with ancient language teaching and learning


To register, please email Yvonne Bartley at

There is also a limited amount of funding to make travel bursaries
available to postgraduate students who cannot claim from their own

If you are a postgraduate student wishing to apply for a travel bursary,
please mention this in your email giving an approximate cost.