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H-Net Wins NEH Grant For Multimedia Humanities Education

H-Net and Michigan State University announce the award of a new grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (Education Division) for the $190,000 for two years. Entitled creating the History Classroom of the 21st century, the grant is directed by Mark Kornbluh (History, Michigan State University). The grant will provider five activities.

1. Create H-MMedia as a permanent electronic channel of communication to provide scholars, teachers, publishers, and programmers with news of the development of new teaching resources and archives, reviews of software and continuing reports in research in progress. H-Mmedia's objectives are to stimulate interest within the history profession the application of new technologies in order to increase student learning and build skills, and give scholars who are developing new teaching methods a forum in which to report their accomplishments and to discuss the significance and implication of their projects. H-Mmedia is now in operation; subscription requests should be sent to listserv@h-net.msu.edu.

2. Assist history faculty, nationwide, to use multimedia technology electronic communication, and computers in teaching.

3. Establish a national center at Michigan State University and seven regional centers to develop teaching materials and multimedia curricula for history survey courses, collect and disseminate software and data bases, provide technical assistance, and host training sessions. The regional centers are at Austin Peay State University (Tennessee) Chicago Historical Society, University of Houston, University of Texas-San Antonio, University of California-Los Angeles, University of Virginia, and University of Wisconsin-EauClaire

4. Survey applications of electronic and multimedia technologies in teaching and sponsor in-depth evaluations of tools and projects

5. Hold a conference in Spring 1997 in East Lansing to bring together technology specialists, master teachers, and curriculum innovators to instruct each other in the most effective ways of using new technologies to teach historical skills to first and second-year college history students.

H-Net Humanities and Social Science OnLine is and international collaborative effort to assist historians and humanists to use the Internet and computers more effectively. In addition to this multimedia project, H-Net publishes 50 daily newsletters, and runs training workshops. [an error occurred while processing this directive]