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    Socrates1984's Avatar Decanus
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    Default Can the University be revived?

    It pains me to see that the University has become inactive. It's as if we have a great grand building for offering academic services and it's empty. No teachers and no students, like a ghost campus.

    Is there something we can do to revive the activity here?

    By asking this, of course I offer my time and whatever services as best as I can.

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    Default Re: Can the University be revived?

    Yeah I have been tempted to try and offer a course on "The Fall of the Roman West" over the summer here.

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    Default Re: Can the University be revived?

    And what happened?

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    Default Re: Can the University be revived?

    a very general statement: University is based on the will of members to teach courses and on the interest said courses arise on people (in other words, you need a teacher, an interesting matter and some students).

    If you have an idea in mind you can contact Hader, please put me in copy in the PM
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    Default Re: Can the University be revived?

    Oh okay, I will see what I can do. And thanks for the info.

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    Default Re: Can the University be revived?

    I want also to help, will think the how to.
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    Thanks b0gia!

    I will PM you some bits of info and next steps if you are interested, but generally the first thing to do is finding people willing and able to teach. This in turn entails having a rough sketch of the lessons to be taught.
    As for students, my guess is that there are many mambers around who would like to become educated in various aspects of modding (probably other things too), so as soon as lessons are on, they will come.

    Hey, just noticed, you are an Artifex yourself.

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    Default Re: Can the University be revived?

    Quote Originally Posted by Magister Militum Flavius Aetius View Post
    Yeah I have been tempted to try and offer a course on "The Fall of the Roman West" over the summer here.
    Which I'd definitely join (I'm assuming it's a northern hemisphere summer, right?).
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    Me too
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    Default Re: Can the University be revived?

    I would be willing to lend a hand, but only once summer starts (May 10th or so) Could teach a class or two, definitely better than my last course though.

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    I think the question should be asked whether the added value of courses outweighs the cost involved in planning courses and the commitment of teacher and student alike. IMHO such requirements constitute a barrier to people even beginning to write and post material. Perhaps this should just be done tutorial style, with the 'professor' title being nothing other than a commitment by the creator to answer questions asked by PM.
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    Default Re: Can the University be revived?

    We're looking at different ways to allow courses to commence, which also may overlap with other areas of staff, making it a fairly large project, so it is being looked at and worked on. Hopefully more to come to light soon...ish

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    Default Re: Can the University be revived?

    Would love to help and have some teaching experience as a voluntary IRL

    I'll be keeping a eye on this as my schedule gets better

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    Default Re: Can the University be revived?

    Well, send me a pm with an idea on what you would like to teach and we can work on it!

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    Default Re: Can the University be revived?

    Rome is obviously going to be popular here, but with Three Kingdoms releasing in May, why not open with something in the news? There's a user in the 3K sub with a topic on that who might turn what he's got into a decent class.

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    Default Re: Can the University be revived?

    Can you point me to it?

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    Default Re: Can the University be revived?

    Pretty sure he's referring to zoner16.

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    Default Re: Can the University be revived?

    Thank you very much.

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    Default Re: Can the University be revived?

    Yeah, that's him. I was typing quickly and couldn't look him up.

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    Default Re: Can the University be revived?

    I have contacted him, much appreciated for pointing me there!

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