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ERIC Number: EJ822359
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1055-8896
Multi-Media and Databases for Historical Enquiry: A Report from the Trenches
Hillis, Peter
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, v12 n3 p291-312 Jul 2003
The Victorian period produced a diverse and rich range of historical source materials including census returns, photographs, film, personal reminiscences, music, cartoons, and posters. Recent changes to the history curriculum emphasise the acquisition of enquiry skills alongside developing knowledge and understanding, which necessitates reference to a range of primary historical sources. Multi-media provides a unique medium in which to collate film, databases, photographs, and other similar sources making them more accessible to pupils and teachers. The result has been a CD-ROM, Auld Reekie and the Dear Green Place, which allows pupils to investigate the theme of contrasting lifestyles in Victorian Edinburgh and Glasgow. The trailing and classroom use of this CD-ROM has produced educational gains extending beyond history education into more general areas of teaching and learning. This case study also illuminates the more general debate surrounding the educational advantages and disadvantages of multi-media/ICT. (Contains 2 tables and 9 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Edinburgh); United Kingdom (Glasgow)