Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 823.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 07:04:15 +0100
Subject: Online Conferencing in the Arts and Humanities
HUMANITIES AND ARTS
HIGHER EDUCATION NETWORK
One-day conference and exhibition: Saturday 13th October 2001
Online Conferencing in the Arts and Humanities
We hear reports of 'flagship' uses of online conferencing in our courses -
offering opportunities for reflection and discussion among students, for
computer supported co-operative or collaborative learning.
*Is online conferencing particularly valuable in the Arts and Humanities?
What are the benefits? And are they worth the time invested by teachers and
*How best can a knowledge community be created online? What are the
practical and ethical problems of joint creation and 'ownership' of
knowledge? How best can students use such knowledge in their thinking,
writing and creative work?
*Or, rather, are uses of online discussion, collaboration and web resources
just a lot of hype? - a 21st century way of accessing 'photocopied' lecture
notes and 'model answers'?
Please think about presenting a paper that addresses these or other,
related, issues. Or come along to hear your colleagues' views and
experiences, and join in the debate.
Contact: Yvette Evans
The Humanities and Arts higher education Network
Institute of Educational Technology, 102 GC, The Open University,
Walton Hall, Milton Keynes. MK7 6AA
telephone: (01908) 652577 - direct
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