I'm a professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literature at the University of South Alabama. I teach German and French. My research interests have been in the area of literature and film (Comparative Literature, French and German). At this point, however, I'm interested in establishing links between this mostly English-language website and the important research on sustainable development being conducted in German- and French-speaking countries. To this end, I have collaborated with a professor of Physics and Engineering, Dr. Joshua Pearce, and several students to establish and expand the German-language content on Appropedia.

Courses[edit | edit source]

I have used Appropedia to support the following courses. Students translate articles from English to German and learn about concepts of sustainability across cultures.

  • Ger255 German Civilization
  • Ger308 German Conversation and Composition

Publications Related to Work on Appropedia[edit | edit source]

Pearce, Joshua M. and Eleanor E. ter Horst. "Overcoming Language Challenges of Open Source Appropriate Technology for Sustainable Development in Africa." Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa. 11. 3 (Winter 2009). Available at http://www.jsd-africa.com/Jsda/V12NO1_Winter2009_A/article11_03.htm

ter Horst, Eleanor E. and Joshua M. Pearce. "Foreign Languages and Sustainability: Addressing the Connections, Communities and Comparisons Standards in Higher Education." Foreign Language Annals 43.3 (Fall 2010) Available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2006734

Pearce, Joshua M. and Eleanor E. ter Horst. "Service Learning for Sustainable Development in Foreign Languages." Sustainability at Universities: Opportunities, Challenges and Trends 2009. Ed. Walter Leal Filho. New York: Peter Lang, 2009.

ter Horst, Eleanor E. and Joshua M. Pearce. "Foreign Languages and the Environment: A Collaborative Instructional Project." The Language Educator (October 2008).

Expanding Appropedia to Other Languages[edit | edit source]

In collaboration with Dr. Joshua Pearce

Here's an article about our recent work: Language education-based translation.

Key Resources for Students and Instructors[edit | edit source]

First pages to translate from English to Other Languages[edit | edit source]

Articles translated from English into German[edit | edit source]

Discussion[View | Edit]

Welcome[edit source]

Hello Professor Eleanor ter Horst,

Welcome to Appropedia. It is great to have you and your students here. If you need help, please check out the Help pages or leave me a message on my talk page.

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Thank you, --Lonny

Response[edit source]

Hi Nell,

Please see my response at User_talk:Lonny#fixing_article_sections. Thank you, --Lonny 03:17, 20 March 2008 (PDT)

Moving the Titel auf Deutsch page[edit source]

Hi Nell,

Probably the best thing to do is to move Titel auf Deutsch to Behandlung von Abwasser. Maybe we could replace the text in Titel auf Deutsch with some instructions on how the student should replace the Titel auf Deutsch with their own titel.

Thanks, --Lonny 14:13, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Hi Nell,
FYI, the move tab lets you move an article more easily, and retain the history. You can see the move tab when logged in, to the right of the edit tab.
I was active on Wikipedia for months before I discovered this :-). --Chriswaterguy --00:52, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Your 2021 impact stats are right here![edit source]

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Hi Eleanor! We thought you may want know that your top performing pages so far are:

  1. Solar-Destillierapparat (438 page views) Update!
  2. Behandlung von Abwasser (416 page views) Update!
  3. Ravelry als Kollaborationswebseite (376 page views) Update!
  4. Nacht-Lesegerät (267 page views) Update!
  5. Clown-Armee (242 page views) Update!

Overall, your impact has been of 2,464 page views, woozaa!

Also, your user page has received 501 visits! People are interested in knowing more about you, edit your user page to tell the world what you've been up to.

Thanks for your contributions and for making Appropedia great, have a merry green Christmas!!

The Appropedia Team

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