Articles Posted in the " History " Category

  • “Everything you ever need to know about the internet”

    “Everything you ever need to know about the internet”

    A funny thing happened to us on the way to the future. The internet went from being something exotic to being boring utility, like mains electricity or running water – and we never really noticed. So we wound up being totally dependent on a system about which we are terminally incurious. You think I exaggerate […]


  • Historians aim to change the future

    Historians aim to change the future

    A web project may help to shake up the academy and academic publishing. Paul Jump reports Two history professors are hoping to shake up the academy and academic publishing with a project that in a single week has generated more than enough “crowd-sourced” content for a new book on academia. Dan Cohen and Tom Scheinfeldt, […]


  • The Twitter Experiment: University of Dallas

    The Twitter Experiment: University of Dallas

    An interesting experiment in using Twitter with a class of 50 history students. The best comment on the YouTube video: “Education isn’t a product/service like milk or car repair. What you are paying for is the opportunity to apprentice with someone who knows a lot more than you. What you get out of it depends […]


  • Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom

    Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom

    Full Title: Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom: How online social networking will transform your life, work and world Author: Matthew Fraser & Soumitra Dutta Publisher: Wiley Publishing Date: 2009 (corrections) “MySpace. Facebook. YouTube. Wikipedia. Twitter. Social networking sites are a global phenomenon boasting hundreds of millions of members. Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom is the first […]


  • Worlde: Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

    Worlde: Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

    OK, Tuesday morning, I will be bringing my class to order for “20th Century British History”, and in looking to experiment with some of those ideas for using online tools, and having recently found Wordle (I know, a bit late in the day), I thought this had a great potential for turning some great wordy […]


  • Visual Image Course (1999-2002)

    I decided to make a basic site available to the students on the Visual Image Course that I teach at King Alfred’s College, Winchester. The site was to cover internet resources, a more general bibliography, duplicate the material available in a handout, and provide example exam answers for those who rarely decided to attend revision sessions! […]