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Computing in the Social Sciences and Humanities

by Orville Vernon Burton

  • ISBN: 9780252026850
  • ISBN10: 0252026853

Computing in the Social Sciences and Humanities

by Orville Vernon Burton

  • List Price: $42.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
  • Publish date: 06/01/2002
  • ISBN: 9780252026850
  • ISBN10: 0252026853
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Description: A lively, hands-on introduction for teachers and scholars in the humanities and social sciences, this book-and-CD package will inspire even the faint-hearted to take the technological bull by the horns and make efficient, informed use of computer and Internet resources.Combining interactive projects in a CD-ROM format with informative printed essays, this volume showcases innovations that are revolutionizing the craft of scholarship -- and examines realistically how applicable the new technology is to learning. Contributors clarify some of the difficulties of using computers and address problems with the philosophy and culture of computers, including concerns about intellectual property protection and the potential for creating a technological underclass of electronically disadvantaged schools and universities.The accompanying CD features multimedia entries such as an interactive project on owls that educates users about forest ecology; RiverWeb, an interactive archive of information on thehistory, culture, and science of the Mississippi River; and "Global Jukebox, " which recreates the context in which the folklorist Alan Lomax made his pioneering field recordings. The CD includes links to many external sites on the World Wide Web. For those with limited Internet access, a collection of relevant sites is integrated into the CD.
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