Feeling Good about Digital History

I asked the students in my Digital History class to help me evaluate what I have covered in class so far. I was worried that it was too much of a review, especially the website evaluation class. In class the students all seemed to indicate that I wasn’t covering any new material and this really concerned me that the class was too boring, or perhaps too remedial. It felt pretty good to receive the following email from a student today:

  • I don’t know if it’s because I’ve had you for two classes prior to this one, but rating websites is a review to me.  As far as I know, you are the only professor (that I’ve had) that teaches us about good and bad sources…I do think it is a valuable lesson.  Even though I have heard the lecture (and have seen the website) three times now, I still learn something new that I didn’t know before.  I would definitely keep it because it is nice to have a reminder of how to view websites.

Perhaps I am on the right track after all.


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