8.0258 Uses of CMC in Humanities Higher Education (1/38)

Wed, 12 Oct 1994 23:26:13 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 8, No. 0258. Wednesday, 12 Oct 1994.

Date: 12 Oct 1994 14:28:44 +0000
From: "S.A.Rae (Simon Rae)" <S.A.Rae@open.ac.uk>
Subject: Uses of CMC in Humanities Higher Education

My name is Simon Rae, I am working at the Open University based in
Milton Keynes, UK. Although employed full-time in Academic Computing
Services, I am also working on a small research project, funded by
the OU's Institute of Educational Technology, reviewing the "Uses of CMC
(Computer Mediated Communication) by Teachers and their Students in Humanities
Higher Education".

A large part of this research will involve gathering examples of and
references to such uses before I can begin to categorise, analyse and,
hopefully, evaluate them.

Please, if anyone has knowledge of any such uses would they send me a brief
note about it ... just enough to contact the people involved or to look up any
printed report.

Rather than burden the HUMANIST list please send direct to:


At this stage in my research I am not limiting myself by defining either the
humanities or CMC too narrowly - that phase of my work will come later. The
disciplines covered by The Humanities Computing Yearbook and computing
facilities/techniques like Conferencing, Email, IRC, LISTSERV lists, MUDs,
MOOs, Usenet Netnews and the WWW will be my starting point. I will be producing

a report of my research which I intend to make available via the Internet.

Thanking you in anticipation.


| Simon Rae, User Services Officer, | S.A.RAE@OPEN.AC.UK (Internet) |
| Academic Computing Service, | |
| The Open University, Milton Keynes, | phone: (01908) 652413 |
| United Kingdom. MK7 6AA | fax: (01908) 653744 |