Post #1: Implications of Distance Digital Liberal Arts

The increasing momentum of distance digital liberal arts courses has strong implications for not only the advancement of inter-campus collaboration on the undergraduate level, but also for the level to which the professional historical community may cooperate and share materials as the digital age advances. I was interested in taking the course chiefly because of its emphasis on providing participants with the tools to expand communication between historians, archivists, and their peers across the US and to expose the public to historical information in a still fairly new way. Through my experience in the course, I expect to learn a lot about the practical elements of building digital exhibits, linking digital and traditional research resources, and the movement towards digital public history.