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Seminar on teaching history on-line (fwd)
================= ECONHIST.TEACH POSTING ================= Creating On-Line Materials for Teaching United States History Alderman Library University of Virginia June 16-22, 1995 Description: Participants in this week-long seminar will create a collaborative World Wide Web site devoted to materials and strategies for teaching the history of the United States. Those who attend will gather, enter, annotate, and display primary source materials for a period of American history in which they have a particular interest. Participants will learn how to design and set up a Web site, how to select appropriate materials, how to digitize and post sources, how to annotate documents, how to create links to other sites and sources, and how to integrate the Web into their teaching. Those who create the web site will share the skills they learn as well as the materials they help create. Results will be disseminated in part through H-Net and H-MMEDIA, which cosponsors the program. Personnel: The seminar, organized by Edward L. Ayers of the University of Virginia's History Department, will be coordinated by Anne S. Rubin, project manager of the Valley of the Shadow Project. The daily sessions will be taught by Rubin and staff from the University's Electronic Text Center and Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, who are experienced in every facet of electronic publication. Discussions of the particular promises and challenges of the new media will be led by Prof. Ayers, the directors of the Center and the Institute, and UVa faculty who have created their own course- related pages. Eligibility: Any teacher of history, either secondary or college level, who is interested in learning to use the Web to enhance their teaching of American history. Participants will need to be familiar beforehand with email, word processing, and the Windows operating system; prior experience with the World Wide Web is not required. Size: The seminar will be open to no more than thirty participants. That thirty will be divided into two classes of fifteen, which in turn will be divided into smaller working groups. Scope: Each working group will be responsible for preparing materials for one significant episode in U.S. history from the colonial period to the recent past. Those groups will combine their efforts to cover as much of American history as possible. Costs: The tuition for the seminar is $900. That fee includes technical materials, an opening reception, continental breakfasts, lunch, snacks, and a final dinner. Participants will be responsible for their own transportation and lodging; we will be happy to arrange inexpensive housing on the University's historic Lawn or in a modern, air-conditioned dormitory. Participants will be provided with guidebooks to local restaurants for dinners. A limited number of scholarships will be available. Application: Send an email message expressing your interest and any questions you might have to firstname.lastname@example.org including your name, work address and position, phone number, and email address. We will then send you an electronic application form, which will be due by April 1. At that point, applicants will submit a brief statement telling why they are interested in the course and suggesting the two or three periods of U.S. history on which they would like to focus. Applicants should also request a statement (electronic or hard copy) of support from their department chair or dean, explaining how the expertise will be put to use. We hope that many participants will be able to receive funding from their institutions. Selection and Requirements: The thirty participants will be selected so that American history is covered as completely as possible by the group as a whole. Those admitted to the seminar will be notified by April 15 and put in email contact with the others in their group. After the seminar, participants will be expected to write a report on their experience in using the materials in their classrooms. Address any mail inquiries or responses via email to: email@example.com or to: Anne S. Rubin Seminar Coordinator Corcoran Department of History Randall Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903 Phone: 804-924-7834 ------------------------------ ============ FOOTER TO ECONHIST.TEACH POSTING ============ For information, send the message "info ECONHIST.TEACH" to firstname.lastname@example.org. >