From Internet Users to Digital Historians: A Student Project Praxis Developed between an Historian and a Librarian-Technologist

Abstract : In the context of a reevaluation of the standards of the Relationship between teacher and student, and within the context of an encouragement of enhancing a digital pedagogy with university courses in general, Professor David Del Testa and Ms. Abby Clobridge collaborated with one another to create a module of instruction with an introductory history course which used the topic of the Second World War as a vehicle to teach research methods. Utilizing two forms of digital technologies – personal response systems and digital image management – Clobridge and Del Testa let students act as professional historians, with positive results. They argue that only their presence as co-instructors in this course, with a visible crossing of the frontiers of expertise, and the leveling of access to research tools created by these technologies, permitted such a result, and that digital technologies enhanced the results that were achieved
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David del Testa, Abby Clobridge. From Internet Users to Digital Historians: A Student Project Praxis Developed between an Historian and a Librarian-Technologist. 2009. ⟨sic_00359476⟩

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