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Summary Details

Query:   Resources for online linguistics courses
Author:  Abigail Konopasky
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   General Linguistics

Summary:   Regarding query: http://www.linguistlist.org/issues/16/16-2611.html#2

This is an update to a request for information on online linguistics
materials that I posted a month ago. I am from the University of New
Orleans and needed online teaching resources quickly. There were several
great suggestions (listed below) and also some incredibly generous offers
of assistance in designing courses. Thank you to all those linguists whose
generosity helped make a difficult time so much easier.

-Abigail Konopasky
University of New Orleans

Online teaching tools:
-Either Blackboard or WebCT is necessary to manage an online course.

General linguistics materials:
-Linguist list’s site: http://linguistlist.org/sp/LingCourse.html
-MIT’s Open CourseWare system (prepackaged courses available free of
charge): http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Linguistics-and-Philosophy/index.htm
-Marburg University’s Virtual Linguistics Campus (has learning modules you
can cut and paste): http://www.linguistics-online.de/

LL Issue: 16.3103
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2005


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