Ivy Schweitzer, professor of English and women's and gender studies, and Douglas Moody, lecturer in Spanish and Portuguese, have been appointed Dartmouth Center for Advancement of Learning (DCAL) Fellows in 2007-2008.
DCAL Fellows enjoy a reduced teaching load to allow them time to develop important new tools for learning at Dartmouth. Schweitzer will work with College Archivist Peter Carini and Senior Instructional Designer Sarah Horton to build a Web site that will make hundreds of pages of manuscript materials written and owned by Samson Occom easily available to students and researchers around the world.
Schweitzer uses Occom's material in her teaching, and her students do original research using the Occom papers in the Rauner Special Collections Library. Occom, a member of the Mohegan Tribe and Nation, was largely responsible for Dartmouth's founding having raised substantial funds for the school in England and Scotland. He was one of Eleazar Wheelock's first pupils.
Moody will work with Susan Simon in academic computing and Thomas Luxon, Cheheyl Professor and director of DCAL, to build a pilot telecollaboration network to serve the five Language Study Abroad (LSA) and three Foreign Study Programs (FSP) offered by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Moody has dubbed his project the Keypals Tele-collaborative Exchange Program (KETEP); its goal is to provide Dartmouth students with opportunities to interact with their peers in Spain, Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil before, during, and after their LSA and FSP experiences. As a Fulbright Scholar in 2006, Moody promoted the use of asynchronous and synchronous telecommunication tools to bring students in Mexico into close communication with Dartmouth students.
By THOMAS LUXON
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Last Updated: 12/17/08