The American Association for History and Computing announces the electronic
publication of its most recent issue of the Journal for the American
Association for History and Computing, Vol. II, No.2, August 1999.
This issue features four prominent scholars whose essays analyze the
importance of changing pedagogical alternatives combined with the varied
uses of the World Wide Web.
Deborah Lines Andersen, from the University of Albany, State University of New York, examines how traditional teaching of history at the high school and undergraduate level has focused on primary and secondary source documents in printed format. During the past few years that situation changed with historical information on the WWW challenging traditional
Kenneth P. King of Northern Illinois University analyzes the role of technology in provided by motion pictures, television, and computer related technologies in science education science education during the twentieth century by critically examining the advantages.
Jessica Lacher-Feldman writes about her experiences working for the New York State Office of Cultural Education (OCE) and the difficulties in providing a comprehensive web source for those interested in history related programs, grants, exhibitions, and research opportunities provided by the OCE to the citizens of New York state.
Concluding our essays is Wilson J. Warren, who examines a program at Indiana State University, where undergraduates pursuing certification in social studies teaching are exposed to "prepackaged" web sites that provide structured primary source lessons and sites that allow teachers to
construct their own primary source exercises.
The JAHC also contains review articles by historian David J. Staley whose "Digital Histography: Information" is a timely review of recent books examining the changes brought by the Information Revolution and the pivotal role technology will have in the presentation of history in the next century. Our E-resources section presents, Ryan Johnson and Lynn Hattendorf Westney, who analyze from a reference librarians perspective the questions you should ask about "E-Journals--Inside and Out."
Editorial comment by, Jeffrey E. Barlow, whose essay "The Languages of Historians, the WWW, and the JAHC" and "Quality, Imprimaturs, and Rings," reference issues still pertaining in the history profession over uses of computer technology and the quality and quantity of historical material on the web.
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