ETEC 47495/67405 or AS 40095/50095 Social Media, Gaming and Extended Realities for Globalized Learning

Course Name: ETEC 47495/67405 or AS 40095/50095 Social Media, Gaming and Extended Realities for Globalized Learning

Description: 

In the nearly 700 years since his death, Dante Alighieri, author of the Divine Comedy, has been bonded to Italian history as the country’s most famous poet. In this class, students will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn about Dante’s life in Florence and develop content for an augmented reality experience that celebrates that life.

You do not have to have any experience with digital technologies or literature to take this class, which will earn you interdisciplinary course credit. Students with an interest in literature, computer science, history, political science, education, and other similar disciplines will find this course particularly engaging.

During in-class workshops and field trips around the city, students will serve as detectives capturing and reporting histories, stories, and artifacts of Florence’s favorite son. And in class workshops, students will learn innovative programs for bringing this content into the digital realm, ultimately helping others learn about Dante and Florence over the expanses of time and space.

Up to $1,500 in scholarships per student available.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites: None