Classroom Award 2000
The Virtual Classroom Award
recognizes innovative websites designed for philosophy courses
that use the internet interactively as a teaching tool.
University of Alberta
This virtual classroom provides weekly online discussion of reading questions, to
extend the opportunity for philosophical dialogue beyond limited class time, and to those with different learning styles.
It provides detailed information and advice about course components,
gives e-mail access to Profs, TAs, and other
students, allows anonymous and non-anonymous feedback on the course, and
is integrally related to the course reader and lecture materials (in graphic presentation,
content, and suggested uses.)
Site Created by David Mericle
This is an educational web site on the environment with over 800 pages,
400 original articles, and many interactive features and options for using the site in the
classroom for environmental philosophy.
The Classroom Connection is a feature that allows Teachers and Students to create accounts in a database. Students will be able
to select their teacher when they are signing up.
As students begin to use the site, teachers will have the ability to
monitor student progress and see how students do on tests.
There are a variety of other options for both students and
teachers, but these features are only available if you create an
This feature can be used by classes in schools to learn about the
environment. Any teacher and their class of students can create accounts easily and quickly so that they can use the functions of
the Classroom Connection.
The centerpiece is the web discussion board. Also notable are the "instant searches" (using
Hippias) of course authors and concepts.
This teaching design is currently configured for both African
Philosophy and History of
The newest feature is RealAudio streaming audio summaries of class discussions. These are useful
for exam review, when students miss classes, when students are confused about a class, or when
students are mystified about what to write about.
Professor of Law
West Virginia University
The web-site offers an extensive selection of reading and writing exercises designed to provoke
reflection and introspective by law students.
|Course Biography |
|Course Tutorial |
|Making Ourselves the Subject of Study|
|Course Reading & Writing Exercises|
|Schedule of Readings|
|Instructor's Writings on Ethics|
Philosophy and Religion Department
Montclair State University
Upper Montclair, NJ
This excellent, intuitively designed teaching site is currently
configured for two courses (Introduction
to Philosophy and Contemporary
|Course Pages -- announcements, syllabi, weekly course updates,
required texts, supplementary readings, bibliographies, links to Web
|Writing Guidelines -- writing formats, writing samples, Frequently
Asked Questions about writing philosophy|
The ne plus
ultra Award gives recognition to superlative gateway sites that focus upon a particular subject or
Contribution Award gives recognition to
interesting and innovative contributions to the Philosophy Research
Classroom Award gives recognition to websites specifically designed for
interactive classroom education.