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A database of primary source material

Place a collection of source material on a VLE, for flexibility and the possibility of linked discussion.

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The Cloudworks Team
28 July 2008

Working at dissertation level requires students to be capable of independent study and critical use of primary source material. However, students may need scaffolding to develop these skills, and a collection of primary sources in printed form can be limiting.

This design proposes the creation of an online database of about 200 wide-ranging primary sources. As an assessed activity, students will select one document and use the VLE to write a critical comment on it. They also write a comment on the commentary of another student in their tutor group, and respond to comments on their own commentary. Later, they will use primary sources from the database to answer a set question for their end-of-course assessment. [Paul Lawrence]

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10:31pm 26 December 2009 (Edited 7:19pm 27 December 2009)

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