I can't remember how I first noticed BibleDudes
, probably from Mike Homan's own blog
(incidentally full of thought-provoking material on the culture of teaching). But it definitely goes on my list of sites for students.
It's full of good and yet condensed information. Geared at beginning students and interested lay readers, it offers a good web attempt at infotainment. The design is clever, with many images reused, making it a quickly responsive site - even on our home dialup connection - yet with a very graphic "feel". For it to be "perfect" I'd like to see more interaction, and links; but there are always ways something good could be better!
For my taste the humour is a little heavy handed. Though at times yesterday morning, as I was exploring wondering whether it would possible required prereading for my intensive Intro course, I was chuckling and guffawing. (Barbara who was reading over my shoulder joined in too...)
Do take a look. ...and Michael or Jeffrey Geoghegan if either of you read this, do PLEASE finish it!
I'm still toying with making the site compulsory prereading for the course, so I'd be glad of anyone's comments on that idea...