The discipline of history encompasses the processes of preserving and collecting historical texts and artifacts, using such artifacts to find associations that explain change over time, and representing historical findings within academic journals, school settings, museums, the web, and other public platforms. Digital history refers to historians’ engagement with digital technologies within the various facets of the discipline, and to the use of such technologies in representing historical findings in the classroom and beyond. Here at FIU, faculty routinely encourage students to explore how digital technologies can assist them in producing innovative research, and in presenting their findings in alternative digital formats that speak to a changing student population and broader public that is used to receiving information through new computer and web-based communication technologies. To learn more about digital history, FIU faculty and student digital projects, and some of the way sin which digital technologies may be useful to you, watch this informational video:
Digital History and Tutoring
The Written and Digital History Program has a dedicated team of tutors who can advise you on some the digital technologies available in the various stages of research projects. They can direct you to programs used for data management, manipulation, and interpretation. They are trained in using various digital platforms that can be used to present historical research and build online portfolios. These platforms include Wix, Weebly, and Omeka. In addition, they can help you in the process of creating audio and visual material for your online platform.
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