Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Behind the Digital Curtain

Could digital humanities to undergraduates boost information literacy? Steve Kolowich explores this in an article at Inside Higher Education.

From the article:

The buzz surrounding the digital humanities has largely emphasized its implications for professional scholarship. But here at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities on Thursday, a panel of digital humanists said that weaving digital humanities research into undergraduate education could help boost information literacy among college students.

“I think it’s a little disgraceful how little our students are forced to learn about the tool they and their friends use every day,” said Christopher Blackwell, professor of classics at Furman University.

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