1. THE RISE OF THE DIGITAL AGE
- To describe the stages of evolution of the internet and academic cyber world.
- To be familiar with the Web blogging page and web site building programme used for the course.
Leiner, Barry M. et al. Histories of the Internet, The Internet Society ISOC, 2011. http://www.isoc.org/internet/history/brief.shtml
Ryan, Johnny. A History of The Internet and The Digital Future 1980-2010
Reagan, Patrick D. History and The Internet : A Guide 1953-
Invention of the PC http://www.history.com/topics/inventions/invention-of-the-pc
History of the Internet, Internet for Historians by Richard T. Griffiths, Leiden University. http://www.let.leidenuniv.nl/history/ivh/frame_theorie.html
The History Of The Internet: Motiongraphics Documentary With PICOL Icons, 2009,
2. DIGITAL HUMANITIES AND THE DIGITAL HISTORIAN: HISTORY AND EDUCATION IN THE DIGITAL AGE
- To establish a definition of the digital historian and explain the purpose and impact of digital history.
- To identify the different means of presenting, researching and exploring history.
- To assess how the relationships among professional and amateur historians, researchers, teachers, librarians, students, archivists, curators and the general public, have changed because of digital technology.
Gregory, Ian. Challenges and Opportunities for Digital History
Anand, Rohit, Internet Education. New Delhi: International Scientific Publishing Academy.2005.
Borgman, Christine L. Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet. Christine L Borgman, 2007.
Campbell, J. Clio’s Matrix: Reflecting on Digital History at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Cohen, Daniel J. “The Future of Preserving the Past”. CRM: The Journal of Heritage Stewardship, Summer 2005.
Cohen, Daniel J. “Zotero: Social and Semantic Computing for Historical Scholarship”, Perspectives: History and Technology, May 2007.
Cohen, Daniel J., Michael Frisch, Patrick Gallagher, Steven Mintz, Kirsten Sword, Amy Murrell Taylor, William G. Thomas III, and William J. Turkel. “Interchange: The Promise of Digital History,” Journal of American History 95, No. 2 (Sep 2008). (N.B. You have to log in to the UWO library to access this paper). Online discussion which took place over the course of several months in the winter of 2008 including Daniel Cohn CHNM at George Mason University, Michael Frisch at University of Buffalo, State University of New York, Patrick Gallagher, Principal of Gallagher and Associates, Steven Mintz, Columbia University, Kirsten Sword, Indiana University, Amy Murrell Taylor, SUNY, William Thomas II, University of Nebraska, and William Turkel, University of Western Ontario.
Courant, Paul N. “Scholarship and Academic Libraries (and their kin) in the World of Google,” First Monday, Vol 11, No. 8 (2006).
Head, Alison J. Beyond Google: How Do Students Conduct Academic Research?, First Monday, Volume 12, Number 8 – 6 August 2007,
Rieger, Oya Y., Framing Digital Humanities: The Role Of New Media In Humanities Scholarship
Shifflett, Crandall, “Seeing the Past: Digital History as New Model Scholarship”, MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, Vol. 3, No. 1, March 2007.
Thomas, Sue, Chris Joseph, Jess Laccetti, Bruce Mason, Simon Mills, Simon Perril, Kate Pullinger, “Transliteracy: Crossing Divides”, First Monday, Volume 12 Number 12 – 3 December 2007,
Vess, Deborah, “History in the Digital Age: A Study of the Impact of Interactive Resources on Student Learning” The History Teacher, Vol 37, No. 3, May 2004.
3. EXPOSING THE CARIBBEAN: DIGITAL ACCESS FOR THE HUMANITIES IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD
- To identify the significant issues and challenges surrounding the exposure and use of the internet in education in the developing world
- To assess the impact of this on the use and availability of digital resources for Caribbean countries.
Henry, Lester. The Digital Divide, Economic Growth and Potential Poverty Reduction:
The Case of the English Speaking Caribbean. St. Augustine. Department of Economics, UWI. Self-Publication.
Chinn, Menzie D. and Robert W. Fairlie. ICT Use in the Developing World: An Analysis of Differences in Computer and Internet Penetration. Bonn: The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Discussion Paper No. 2206, July 2006.
Osin, Luis. Computers in Education in Developing Countries: Why and How? World Bank. Human Development Network. 1998
Wallsten, Scott, Regulation and Internet Use in Developing Countries (December 2002). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 2979. December 2002.
Wooldridge, Brooke and Laurie Taylor and Mark Sullivan. “Managing an Open Access, Multi-Institutional, International Digital Library: the Digital Library of the Caribbean”. Resource Sharing & Information Networks. 20: 1 (2009).
The Digital Library of the Caribbean
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