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E-Learning: Egypt on site and on-line
Sandra Rusak, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, USA
Ben Swecker, Prince William County Schools, USA
Beverly Thurston, Virginia Department of Education, USA
Don Ziegler, Old Dominion University, USA

Mini-Workshop: Egypt, on-site and on-line

From the great pyramids of Giza to cyber cafes in Luxor, a group of Virginia teachers taught their eager students back home about the wonders of ancient and modern-day Egypt. In this collaborative venture between the Virginia Department of Education, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Old Dominion University, and Prince William County Schools, teachers participated in a remarkable foreign study seminar that was captured on-line each evening and culiminated in a live chat from Cairo and broadcast on Virginia's Department of Education Hour television program. Based on Virginia's Standards of Learning curriculum objectives, the on-site visits, lectures, and tours were recorded through daily web journals, photographs, discussion boards, and lesson plans and are now a permanent on-line resource for the study of Egypt. The workshop will detail the various components of the project, including organization, budget, and benefits to the participating institutions and their diverse audiences.