Google maps now gives you the ability to tour the ancient ruins of Pompeii in Italy through the Street View feature. You can start touring Pompeii by clicking the link below:
You can also view Stonehenge and Louis XIV’s Versailles in Google Street View too.
I recently came across the Shakespeare Quartos Archive. It is a digital online archive that "is a digital collection of pre-1642 editions of William Shakespeare’s plays. A cross-Atlantic collaboration has also produced an interactive interface for the detailed study of these geographically distant quartos, with full functionality for all thirty-two quarto copies of Hamlet held by participating institutions."
The project was made possible with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).
What’s really nice about this digital collection is the ability to download the XML, view the images, and view the HTML for each item in the archive. To check it out or learn more, click on the link below:
Digital Humanities Now is a website that collects tweets and post them that are from people in the Digital Humanities discipline. It is completely crowd sourced and is passively edited by 274 Digital Humanities scholars. This is a great resource site if you work in the the field of Digital Humanities or a related field. Digital Humanities Now was created by Dan Cohen, assisted by Jeremy Boggs, and is a production of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. To learn more or to view the website, click on the following link:
I recently came across this great video demonstrating how to get started with learning language for free online. The video was produced by FreeLanguage.org and this video is the first in this series. They highlight what sites are good to learn languages for free and other free tools that will help you on your journey. You can watch the first video in this series below (or you can visit their YouTube account page at http://www.youtube.com/user/freelanguageorg
GradeGuru is a website where students can upload notes that they created to share with other students. Students are encouraged to share notes by a promise that they will be paid (via Paypay or other forms) for the materials they upload to GradeGuru. Besides the point that you can get paid, I think it’s a great site where students share what helped them in a class. The one thing I am fuzzy on is once it’s uploaded, does GradeGuru own the copyright to your work ( I would read the TOS before uploading)? The site is also using TurnItIn to detect plagiarism. I think it’s a great concept and a great resource for students to find supplemental notes to help them through a course. There are many subjects posted on the site. To learn more, click on the link below: