VROMA is aptly self-described as a ?community of scholars?; an online virtual ancient city of Rome where students, educators, and anyone can go and tour Rome, practice Latin skills, and learn about the culture and topography of that city.Virtual Community for Teaching and Learning about the Latin language and ancient Roman culture. Contains a MOO, wherein users can navigate through ancient Rome; course materials repository; large searchable image database; specific materials for teaching Catullus, Pliny, Plautus, and Juvenal.
There is ample depth of material; it is accurate and current. Latin is presented in excellent context. The external links are better than average and well-updated.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
As a teaching resource this is a first-rate site. It should be one that could be easily incorporated into most elementary college Latin courses and some intermediate ones. As an independent study tool it should be both useful for and attractive to students, it is very engaging
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The site has a dynamic feel because of the ability the user has to navigate through the virtual city; the images are excellent. The virtual environment is an ever-growing collection.
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