About the VRoma Project
The VRoma Project was funded by a $190,000 Teaching with Technology Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities covering the period from 1997-1999. During this time, the virtual world of the VRoma MOO was constructed, three summer workshops for college and pre-college faculty were held, and many teaching materials were created and tested in courses. The initial team which developed the VRoma Project comprised Project Director Suzanne Bonefas (then at Miami University in Ohio and the Associated Colleges of the South), Michael Arnush (Skidmore College), Barbara McManus (The College of New Rochelle), Kenneth Morrell (Rhodes College), and Stephen Nimis (Miami University in Ohio). Many other classics faculty from pre-college to university levels have contributed to the project. The current Co-Directors of VRoma are Barbara McManus (Professor of Classics emerita, The College of New Rochelle) and Suzanne Bonefas (Director of Special Projects, Rhodes College). The following pages contain more information about various aspects of the project:
- External Reviews of the VRoma Learning Environment
- Project Participants
- VRoma Final Report to the NEH: This report provides an overview of the accomplishments and outcomes of the project during the three years of NEH funding.
- VRoma: Technology and the Standards for Classical Language Learning: summarizes the way that two 1998 Latin courses using the resources of VRoma fulfilled the language standards.
- Teaching and Technology: Our Pedagogical Objectives
- Initial Grant Proposal