significant costs associated with the new technology, but probably
not for long. In fact, let me suggest as a concluding observation that
it's a good thing that the costs are significant. As Goldilocks would
say, they're "just right." The new technology is slowly becoming
affordable, and yet costs are still high enough to make us think
about what we're doing. Hence faculty, staff, and administrators
may be more likely to follow Elting Morison's advice and, avoiding
Dr. Frankenstein's error, will think about what they want to do with
these new tools -- and why.
Organization of American Historians, Newsletter 13 ( February
Jon Lindgren puts it well when he suggests that we view library
research "as a quest for evidence to be examined. " "The Idea of
Evidence in Bibliographic Inquiry," in Cerise Oberman and
, eds., Theories of Bibliographic Education: Designs for
Teaching ( New York: R.R. Bowker, 1982), p. 41.
Quoted in Paul G. Pearson, Powerful Encounters: Defining and
Achieving Excellence, State of the University Address, August 22, 1986 ( Oxford, Ohio: Miami University), p. 3.
( New York: Basic Books, 1974), pp.3-4, 151.
"Computer Technology and the Three C's of Higher Education",
in Campus of the Future: Conference on Information Resources
( Dublin, Ohio: OCLC, Inc., 1987), pp. 28-29.
Bruce I. Ambacher and
Margaret O. Adams, "Utilizing Computer-Readable Records", OAH Newsletter 17 ( February 1989): 13.
As a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin, I had the
good fortune to work as a Teaching Assistant with Professor Paul
Glad, who used this technique very effectively in his course on
the history of the United States since 1971.
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: Teaching and Technology:The Impact of Unlimited Information Access on Classroom Teaching: Proceedings of a National Forum at Earlham College.
Contributors: Evan Ira Farber - Author, Forum on Teaching and Technology - OrganizationName.
Publisher: Pierian Press.
Place of publication: Ann Arbor, MI.
Publication year: 1991.
Page number: 60.
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