Current Projects in Production
Below is a list of some of our projects currently in production, with links to demos and prototypes.
Accelerated Motion: Towards a New Dance Literacy in America
A joint project between the Academic Media Studio, the Wesleyan Press, Wesleyan Faculty, and dance historians Ann C. Albright and Ann Dills, Accelerated Motion: Towards a New Dance Literacy in America, is a web-based, multi-media teaching resource for dance studies.
Accelerated Motion will be designed for teachers of dance studies and history survey courses as well as teachers in the humanities who wish to incorporate dance into their curricula. It will offer resources for teachers and students including: primary documents in text, image, and audio; an annotated guide to relevant web sites; guides for analyzing primary dance sources with interactive exercises; model teaching assignments; sample syllabi; and moderated discussions about teaching dance history.
Accelerated Motion is supported by a grant from NITLE, and a seed grant from Wesleyan. An advisory panel of faculty from over eight NITLE schools will oversee the development of this project.
At a Glance
Liza McAlister, Wesleyan, Religion
Laura Grabel, Wesleyan, Biology
Mark Slobin, Wesleyan, Music
Katja Kolcio, Wesleyan, Dance
Pedro Alejandro, Wesleyan, Dance
Ann Cooper Albright, Professor of Dance, Oberlin College
Ann Dils, Associate Professor of Dance, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Dance, Dance History, Humanities, other
Flash-based oral/aural language testing
Now that the production and delivery of audio and video materials has been implemented efficiently in the teaching of foreign languages, there remains the question of online aural/oral testing and practice for language students. In the past, faculty have come into the language lab with their entire class, spoken questions in the microphone and with limited time, students at each booth would record their answers on tapes. Following the session, the instructor would leave with a box of tapes. The goal of this project is to replicate this testing/practice environment online, but with improvements including:
- increasing the types of questions to include text, images and video
- universal web interface for remote access from students and faculty and 24/7 availability
At a Glance
Henry Merrit Wriston Project
A collection of writings and speeches by Henry Merrit Wriston
Henry Merritt Wriston (1889 - 1978) was a United States educator and served as president of both Brown University and Lawrence Universiy. Wriston was born in 1889 in Laramie, Wyoming, the son of a Methodist minister and schoolteacher. He received his B.A. in 1911 from Wesleyan Unviersity and returned there for his M.A. He earned his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University. He served as the eigth president of Lawrence University from 1925 to 1937. His term was marked by the improvement of the curriculum, faculty, and library collections. Before leaving the school, he wrote the book The Nature of a Liberal Arts College.