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The Vikings. The North Atlantic Saga

Rating: 5 stars
Used in Course: Not used in course
Submitted by: will simson (Faculty), Dec 12, 2002
Comment: For students and for historians who teach, this lovely, user friendly, and engagingly considered introduction into the world of the Vikings stands as one of the finest examples of learning objects found on the internet. The quality of the material is first rate and up to date and relies on a combined use of myriad resources archeological, environmental, genetics and saga studies based, and those convential to provide a fresh approach to the subject. Browers may opt to use animated Flash pluggins to view the site or frames based means. The site's clear discussions and bright colorful imagery allows instructors to use the site in class or to augment online instruction. Furthermore, the site contains no premade assignments or learning modules, such tools can be easily constructed around the use of this site as it allows for many different perspectives on the Vikings. Maps, animation, discussions of domestic lifeways, and the significance of Viking travels and deeds are all here. If any I were to issue any caveat about the site, it would be a warning that instructors avoid the temptation to request that students simply use the site without any additional instructor comment whatsoever. WS

Technical Remarks:

Flash pluggins recommended, but not required.