The product of a recent NEH Teaching with Technology Grant, this two-tiered site promises to be an engaging and extensive resource for Classics courses. The first tier is an online "place," modeled upon the ancient city of Rome, where students and teachers can interact live via a traditional MOO session (information on registration requests and the MOO interface is provided). Within this interactive virtual Rome, participants will be able to hold courses and lectures, share study resources, and view and edit images attached to MOO rooms and other objects. VRoma will also serve as a gateway to internet resources, which will be customizable and accessible in a variety of ways to suit individual or class needs. A preview of these resources includes image and sculpture collections, several digitized classical works, some syllabi, and a collection of lexica and search engines useful to classicists. VRoma is still very much in the development phase, and volunteers with an interest in Ancient Rome, especially those with knowledge of Roman topography or MOO programming, are welcome.
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