5.0704 Computer Skills in the Humanities (1/15)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 19 Feb 1992 21:43:14 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0704. Wednesday, 19 Feb 1992.

Date: Tue, 18 Feb 1992 12:23 EDT
Subject: Computer Skills in the Humanities

Computer skills develop quickly when used as a "natural" tool
within the class environment. Here at Appalachian State we have
access to class VAX accounts--faculty subdirectory with x subsubs
for students. Class assignments are posted as an automatically
displayed Message of the Day. The editor is used for written
work. A homework collection program picks up the work and writes
new files in the faculty account. Mail is used for questions and
individual communication with the instructor or fellow students.
The work collected is usually sent to a printer; graded and
returned in class manually for hardcopy record. This approach
generates confidence and fosters interest for students who have no
previous interest in the computer.

Charles "Tom" Davis