What We’re Reading: December 19, 2013

Today’s What We’re Reading features a new perspective on the History Engine, forecasting an all digital-born world, one school’s difficult fight with history, and much more!

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Harvesting the Fruits of the Undergraduate Classroom

Robert Nelson for Inside Higher Ed takes a look at Ed Ayers’s History Engine tool, and compares it to other online pedagogical tools, such as MOOCs.

Herrenhausen Lightning Talk on Historians and Web Archives

Ian Milligan offers a lightning talk from a conference in Hannover, Germany, about preparing historians for an age when their primary sources will be born digital and web-based.

Education

Disrupting the Disruptors

AHA Executive Director James Grossman pens an essay (a takeoff from his December Perspectives column) for Inside Higher Ed on reforms and the issues of bundling.

Fla. School to Change Name Tied to Ku Klux Klan Leader

A story about the politics of memory as one school board votes to rename one of its schools after decades of debate.

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