I think there's an obvious need for people to be able to get online Greek instruction, and there are people who can teach. We regularly have newcomers ask how to learn Greek if they can't take a class, and I don't have great answers for them. Louis brought this up in this post:
I could probably set something like that up. I haven't used Moodle, can you tell me how you use it? In general, I would be very happy to provide space for teachers, I want to limit the number of systems that I have to support. Canvas is the main competitor to Moodle that I hear about, and it looks like it might be easier for teachers to use - do you have thoughts on that? I assume you already have courses in Moodle, and rewriting them would require effort. I would be willing to investigate supporting either Moodle or Canvas.Louis L Sorenson wrote: ↑January 25th, 2018, 11:29 pmI received Dickey's book yesterday. I'll try to participate, though some weeks may be hard.
The GreekStudy group had an email collation software for this type of class participation. I ran a couple of groups there. I also ran a group on Greek composition, using Moodle, where we used assignment submission forms to manage turning assignments. Perhaps there could be a Moodle module on B-Greek for those wishing to lead classes?
I also have a Slack channel for B-Greek, and it allows group chat and 1:1 calls or video and screen sharing, you can also add other apps for group screen sharing (https://florilegia.slack.com/apps/categ ... oice-video).
I would love that.Louis L Sorenson wrote: ↑January 25th, 2018, 11:29 pmI still want to lead an Epictetus Enchiridion II class, along with a favorite Psalms II class. It would be good, I think, for B-Greek to provide some sort of platform for those who desire to lead such classes. Most classes on Textkit.com seem to fail (at least in the distant past) - people just lost interest. The newest platform should be mobile friendly, and perhaps allow an hour for video conversations, which could be recorded. There was a great desire for the GreekStudy composition course -- I think we had about 12 people participate in the Greek composition group I led.
Any thoughts on why classes have failed and how we can do better?
I like the buddy system idea. And if B-Greek can help people find buddy's, that would be a good thing too. Maybe a thread or forum called "Study Buddys", where someone can say what kind of things they want to study and ask if anyone wants to join them?Louis L Sorenson wrote: ↑January 25th, 2018, 11:29 pmAny more ideas? The idea of partners is good. But do you match skilled with skilled and newbies with newbies, or perhaps let the skilled alternate between newbies and other skilled participants? Those in the NT Greek community who use Buth or Rico may be more skilled in composition (though non-written) than those who have had no oral/aural exposure. Perhaps both having a mentor and a buddy would be the best sort of arrangement. You go to your mentor for issues you and your buddy cannot figure out.