The H-OEH Network. Fostering Online Education in Literature and the Humanities. by Boria Sax, Ph.D. From the H-Net Catalog of Lists:.
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The H-OEH Network
Fostering Online Education in Literature and the Humanities
Boria Sax, Ph.D.
Though thousands of colleges and universities now offer courses online, there are still relatively few online programs in the humanities. This network is intended for discussion of the ways in which online courses may be used to teach literature, art, philosophy, music, history, psychology, social science and related subjects. Important themes will include pedagogic technique and the philosophy of education. While the network is primarily intended for professors, others who have an interest in the subject including students, course wizards and administrators are invited to subscribe.
In an informal search of degree programs online in 2003, we found:
“…men’s wits and knowledges remain in books, exempted from the wrong of time, and capable of perpetual renovation. Neither are they fitly to be called images, because they generate still, and cast their seeds in the minds of others, provoking and causing infinite actions and opinions in succeeding ages”
The Advancement of Knowledge
The culture of print is oriented towards permanence, and poets such as Shakespeare often wrote of how words might confer immortality.
The culture of digital media embraces transience. A web site is not intended to last forever.
How can these be reconciled?
H-OEH was started in response
We hope you will join us in the discussions