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Meeting Program Units

2015 Annual Meeting

Atlanta, GA

Meeting Begins11/21/2015
Meeting Ends11/24/2015

Call for Papers Opens: 12/17/2014
Call for Papers Closes: 3/4/2015

Requirements for Participation

Global Education and Research Technology

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: The Global Education & Research Technology (GERT) section is planning 4 sessions for SBL 2015 in Atlanta. One session is devoted to presenting & evaluating the Tiberias Project (A Web Based Tool for Text Categorization & Authorship Attribution of the Hebrew Scriptures) under development by Joshua Berman (Hebrew Bible) & Moshe Koppel (Computer Science) of Bar-Ilan University. We welcome proposals for the following 3 sessions: 1. Teaching the Bible with Technology. Academic Teaching & Biblical Studies (ATBS) & GERT are sponsoring a joint session on Teaching the Bible with Technology. We are seeking 10-minute presentations in which presenters demonstrate how a technology could be used in the classroom. The emphasis is on the demonstration aspect of the presentation so that participants can visualize how to implement the technology being showcased. Whether it relates to Twitter, blogs, webcams, Oculus Rift, software, audience response systems, or other technologies, we welcome actual cases of specific technologies that improve student learning. 2. Computer-Aided Language Acquisition for Greek and Hebrew. Applied Linguistics for Biblical Languages (ALBL) & GERT are sponsoring a joint session on Computer-Aided Language Acquisition for Greek & Hebrew. The emphasis will be on (a) computer-based techniques that foster active engagement with the target languages rather than rote learning & memorization, (b) teaching people to think in the target languages instead of metalanguage, & (c) measuring & comparing the effectiveness of such techniques. 3. Corpus-based Computing/Linguistics for Ancient Greek. This year’s emphasis will be on “growing the corpus” of open data, including primary texts, metadata for morphology & syntax, semantic metadata, & other resources needed to consume them intelligently. See on how paper proposals for GERT sessions are evaluated. Follow GERT at

Program Unit Chairs

Nicolai Winther-Nielsen
Randall K.J. Tan

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