Stewart, Future of History History difficult subject to teach; digital history – various views about what digital history is – is it using computers to DO history? probably not; references H-net “perpetual annual conference”; makes a similar point about Wikipedia – it;s like a first draft of history being updated regularly and collaboratively. Digital history includes the idea of assignments for students that involve different approaches to previous research. “digital resources encourage students…to become historians themselves”; also emphasises “interactivity” to mean… (perhaps) interaction between community and classroom. Significant curricular and pedagogic materials to show/help teachers to do history effectively in classroom [am imagining this means school teachers]; Strong emphasis on making people into historians. [Question - how does the web and its less narrative form re-arrange the nature of history which is so often driven by narratives which spellbind the reader?] Kazmer, E-learners prepare to graduate Focus is on students at distance learning only online in LIS program (Masters); what happens when the come towards graduation? – 20 students, 677 posts over 1.5 years in an LMS. “Analytic frame” was ‘social world of disengaging’ with learning – various items (eg time, friendship, etc). Basically – something is going to change, … Click to read more
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