Saturday, February 23, 2008

College Teaching in the Universe of Web 2.0

1. Listen to the speech, “Goodbye, Textbooks. Hello, Open-Source Learning,” given by Richard Baraniuk, a Rice University Professor, at the 2006 TED Conference in Monterey, CA:

2. Exemplar Extraordinaire: Conducting Historical Research: The Case of "Oriental Cairo":

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Summary: This course guides you through how to conduct historical research by conducting a case study on Douglas Sladen's "Oriental Cairo: City of the 'Arabian Nights'" (1911), a work included in the Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA). It introduces some standard research techniques used by historians, such as establishing a subject's biography and placing a work in context, and it also explores how to use library resources such as online catalogs and databases.

Rice University instructors and course web page: David Getman and Paula Sanders: Course Web page.

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