Teaching and Learning History

Digital History Projects

  • 1.  Digital History Projects

    Posted 03-29-2015 10:21:00 AM
    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Teaching and Learning History and Getting Started in Digital History Workshop .
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    Hello! I was interested in finding out how many people are creating digital projects and what type of projects they are making. Is there anyone wanting to share their projects? Thank you.

    Regards,

    Theresa Pye, MA, MLIS
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    Theresa Pye, MA, MLIS
    Santa Fe TX
    theresapye@netscape.net
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  • 2.  RE: Digital History Projects

    Posted 03-30-2015 03:18:00 PM
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    Hi Theresa,

    I'd be happy to share information about our Public History Program's digital project. Clio www.theclio.com picks up a user's location and shows them historical and cultural sites near them. The site and mobile app is free for everyone and has over 12,000 new users in the past two months. 

    As of March 2015, Clio has over 5000 entries as educators and institutions create and improve entries with students, staff, and docents. So far, each instructor who has incorporated Clio into their classroom has reported that it was a pleasure to use and very user-friendly.

    From my perspective, one of the best things about Clio is the ability to reach the public where they stand and show them that their own communities have a compelling history. For example, one of our recent entries guides users to the location of a local sit-in. In addition to providing images and text, it provides links to related articles and books and even shows them a video of the sit-in. Over 4,000 people have viewed this video and many have shared it on social media.  
     
    David
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    David Trowbridge
    Marshall Univ.
    Huntington WV
    david.trowbridge@marshall.edu
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