SMU prof uses app to teach Shakespeare

March 12, 2012

Saint Mary's University professor David Wilson has introduced a mobile application to his online English class in hopes of giving his students a better understanding of the Shakespeare comedy Twelfth Night. Wilson wrote the content for Twelfth Night Tester, an Apple device app that features a timed quiz with 20 questions about the play, followed by a page of profiles of the major characters. A colleague of Wilson's at SMU designed and developed software for the app, which was tested in one of the professor's summer courses and launched this term in his English class. The app is available only to students in that course as free supplementary study material. Students are required to ready Twelfth Night first and then use the app to test their knowledge and understanding of the subject matter. This is the first time this form of technology has been used for academic purposes at SMU. SMU News Release | CBC