Created as an out-of-class companion to in-class discussion, On The Road with ‘Lolita’ takes students on a virtual field trip through some of the places visited in the famous Nabokov novel.
The activity is based in Google Earth to examine the lead character’s geographic journey. Accompanying each destination are photos and videos of the locations, as well as the site’s entry in the novel, analysis of the author’s reasoning, and opportunities for students to explore their own thoughts about why each location was chosen by the author and discussed in the book.
The World History Time Line series allows students to interactively explore important dates relevant to this history course. Pop-ups show maps of political boundaries as well as photos of art and other cultural artifacts found from the era.
The time lines made use of a reusable architecture which minimized production of these eight customized learning objects.
The project inspired the creation of a tool designed to allow faculty and students to create and save their own interactive digital time lines which include a variety of media (coming summer 2007).
Currently these activities are only available to students at Miami Unversity.