In January 2016, the organizers of the CELFIS seminar, a series of weekly public lectures dedicated to the history and philosophy of science hosted by the Department of Theoretical Philosophy of the University of Bucharest, invited me to present my research. The result was a talk entitled Theodore Metochites and Nikephoros Gregoras on philomatheia and polymatheia.
From Barn-Raising seminar and extended simulations to using ‘word clouds,’ wikis, blogs, and social bookmarking in the context of group assignments, I am always on the lookout for learning about and incorporating relevant innovative methods and tools in my teaching. As a student I am also adventurous and it is not by chance that I was the first CEU student to attend a course from a distance while on a research fellowship in Turkey. The video case study below includes the thoughts and reflections of my colleagues and me based on our shared experience of the integration of actual and virtual class rooms.