Wednesday, May 25, 2016

TLTC Grant for Project on Changing the Way We Teach the Ancient World

An experienced researcher and award-winning author, Yaron Eliav, PhD, serves as an associate professor of Rabbinic Literature and Jewish History of Late Antiquity in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan (U-M). Dr. Yaron Eliav balances his research in the field of Judaic Studies with a project he helped to launched through a grant from the Third Century Initiative (TCI).

The project is part of the Transforming Learning for a Third Century (TLTC) program, which enables U-M faculty to create innovate initiatives focused on elevating student learning. In 2015, U-M granted almost $6.4 million through TCI to six learning enrichment projects including the project Dr. Eliav is working on, called Changing the Way We Teach the Ancient World.

With a $759,000 grant, the project strives to scale teaching mechanisms previously created to enhance student learning in the field of ancient studies. The project is scaling a variety of tools, such as an interactive image database, teleconferencing, and video clips. On top of these tools, the project is advancing the Kelsey Museum Experience, a method that involves app-based and hands-on engagement with artifacts.

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