Monthly Archives: November 2015

Conflicted about the Academy

I came into this week’s readings assuming that I’d have a strong opinion one way or the other about the impact of digital scholarship on the history profession. I was wrong. I’m feeling rather conflicted and I think that is … Continue reading

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What was the Civil War really about?- Using Historical Thinking

What was the Civil War really about? For my historical thinking activity, I want my students to use the skill of corroboration to answer the question about the causes of the Civil War. I chose this question because it is … Continue reading

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Is it a problem with the academy?

I found this week’s reading to be very enlightening in terms of all of the different copyright laws and the way they have changed over the years. The articles, particularly the ones by Lessig, Suber, and Willinsky are convincing in … Continue reading

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I think I’m a complete n00b

This week certainly felt the most advanced and perhaps a little overwhelming at least as far as the practicum activities were concerned. (I know, we were warned.) I’ll start with the readings. Many of them helped me understand why these … Continue reading

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