Before moving on to more specific examples of particular practice, it is useful to first consider some of the wider implications of using technology to learn about literature and culture. The verb learn is used advisedly because it is in benefiting the student and developing the learning process that the advantages of technology are most apparent. In general, in the arts and humanities disciplines, there is little evidence of technology saving academic staff hours of teaching and preparation time when it is used for teaching and learning. The most striking advantages are in offering benefits to the learners above and beyond the quantity and quality of contact in the usual teaching situation.
Introduction: Technology in Teaching Literature and Culture: Some Reflections. Sarah Porter. Teaching European Literature and Culture with C & IT. The entire article is available at http://info.ox.ac.uk/ctitext/publish/occas/eurolit/porter.html; clicking on this link will open a new browser window, which you should close to return to the main page.New Computer and Technological Resources for Latin Language Instruction