Jen Ebbeler

My blogs

About me

Industry Education
Occupation Associate Professor of Classics
Location United States
Introduction I am an Associate Professor of Classics at UT Austin. I have worked at UT for an ill-omened 13 years and have taught every sort of course we offer, from beginning level lecture classes; Latin language and literature courses; to specialized graduate seminars on Latin letter-writing and the cultural history of late antiquity. This blog my experiments with digital teaching. ln May 2015, I finished a two year project, working with a team of students and recent PhDs, to create, deploy, and revise a fully online, asynchronous version of my Intro to Ancient Rome. That course has been handed over to the care of the Classics Department and I am at work on new projects, including a book with the working title "Teaching and Learning in the New Digital Ecosystem." The book draws on my own experiences but also puts them in the context of the larger conversation about the role of the digital in (public) higher education. I am a passionate advocate for directing resources to campus-based teaching initiatives.