March 11, 2020 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Discovery Bar, Cabot Library
1 Oxford St
Cambridge, MA 02138

Postponed: this event has been postponed due to university guidelines on the coronavirus. We will be rescheduling the talk for later in the semester, in a format yet to be determined (virtual or in-person).

Hedera is an online language learning environment inspired by research on how people acquire language, particularly the role of extensive reading in linguistic development. Hedera gauges the readability of texts based on the words a learner knows in order to identify material that is comprehensible enough to gain the benefits of reading large quantities of level-appropriate material. Once a text is chosen, Hedera provides a reading environment with support personalized for each learner.

About the Presenter
Photograph of Ivy Livingston

Ivy J. Livingston studied Classics at Brown University (BA 1991) and Cornell University (PhD 1996). Focusing on early Latin literature and linguistics, she served as an assistant professor at Harvard for six years (including three as Director of Undergraduate Studies) before branching out into publishing and technology. Now as Preceptor in Ancient Greek and Classical Latin, she oversees introductory and intermediate classes.