ERIC Number: ED415234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar-26
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Electronic Research and the Educational Historian.
Barger, Robert N.
Although electronic media have not transformed the essential nature of scholarly research, they have altered it because of the scope and scale of interactive electronic tools now available on the Internet. Several of these tools are discussed in reference to research in the history of education, and some information about copyright in the electronic area and the availability of graphic resources is presented. E-mail and listservs are becoming indispensable tools for researchers. They can be used to circulate ideas and information and to transmit electronic journals. The World Wide Web is already recognized as a great resource for teaching and learning. One of the primary uses of the Web in research is the exploration of databases. Although there are not many Web sites devoted to the history of education at this time, there are three which are worth noting: (1) a site dedicated to the "International History of Education"; (2) "Mary Lyon on the Web," produced by Mt. Holyoke College; and (3) the "History of American Education Web Project," from Indiana University, South Bend. A good treatment of copyright issues in the electronic area can be found at "The Copyright Website" page maintained by an attorney specializing in these issues. The Web also makes photographs available for historians, through a variety of sites. This brief glimpse of electronic research in the history of education shows that traditional methods of historiography and evaluation have been altered by the advent of electronic media. (SLD)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Copyrights, Databases, Educational History, Educational Research, Electronic Journals, Interaction, Internet, Listservs, Research Methodology, Scholarly Journals
World Wide Web: http://oit.iusb.edu/~rbarger/electronic research.html; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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