Evaluating Online Digital Historical Resources for World Civilization Studies
Abstract: Digital historical resources are collections of images, artifacts, and primary/secondary source texts. Libraries, universities, historical societies, individuals, and others have created digital resources that facilitate research and exploration (Ayers, 1999). Many are stored as Internet collections. This interactive virtual conference presentation will focus on the topic of evaluating world civilization online digital resources. Participants will gain awareness of these academic offerings. The presentation will discuss the role of critical inquiry in using digital historical resources. Participants will engage in analytical exercises and discussions. The active format will promote collaboration and idea exchange.