Instructor: Daniel Collison, M.D., Dartmouth Medical School
Project: Using dermatology as a pilot discipline in medical education, this project will create “virtual dermatology patients” on a website where students go to practice diagnosis. This enables instructors to expose their students to many more examples for diagnosis, to make use of photographs from live diagnosis sessions for review and correlation with lecture notes, and give the students the widest access to the materials. Versions of the site will also be made available on CD-ROM and individual modules will be small enough so that they can be conveniently downloaded to HD floppies or Zip disks.
Instructor: Thomas H. Luxon, English Department
Overview: One of the most annoying obstacles to studying Milton is also one of its greatest strengths: Milton’s poetry and prose is highly allusive, and thus its study is intertextual. It sometimes seems as if Milton had all the learning of the ages (science, philosophy, classics, theology, rabbinics, and history) at his fingertips. Undergraduates are often snowed by the enormous learning Milton exhibits in Paradise Lost and elsewhere.
The World Wide Web and hypertext offer a virtual (though partial) solution to this problem, and thus a way to take advantage of Milton’s learnedness when teaching undergraduates. Most of Milton’s poetry is now available in electronic form for easy downloading. A group of scholars, organized by Richard Creamer of the University of Richmond, is transcribing Milton’s prose. Soon the entire corpus will be available in electronic format.
This project will create a website that will become a study center for Milton’s poetry and prose, where HTML versions of his works are 1) presented in standard formats, 2) hypertextually linked amongst themselves for ease of study and reference, 3) hypertextually linked to other sites that represent Milton’s huge body of learning, and 4) searchable both as parts and as a whole.