Digital Archives in Education

Many educators have neither the time nor the means to assemble extensive, innovative teaching materials.
A digital archive, provided online or on CD-ROM, can be a fantastic resource when there is an imperative to teach new, unfamiliar subjects and themes. Comprehensive curricula can be assembled from an archive, complete with multi-media presentations, customized textbooks and student work sheets.
Valuable content can be made available to educators from museums and universities. Educators can share and discuss the content they assemble.

The digital archive format allows educators to maintain archives on their own equipment as well as facilitates their contributions to a central, primary educational resource archive.


As a teaching tool a digital archive offers many advantages:
A digital educational archive employs a rigid Socratic method, offering specific answers only to specific questions. The digital archive is also sublimely patient, willing to answer the same question thousands of times if necessary
Data can be presented both in its original, raw form or it can be ordered, structured and refined. Relationships between ideas, and objects and ideas can be made on the fly. Additional data can be added as it becomes available.
Within an essentially chaotic filing system disparate bits of information can be classified, indexed and sorted in any manner imaginable. This allows teachers and students to add to an archive, their contributions can be kept distinct or blended as new understandings develop. The authorship of every module can be part of the record.
A student will collect thousands of educational bits - problems, answers, and accomplishments, throughout the many years they stay in school. A digital archive is an excellent method for tracking and recording this effort, both for themselves and for educators evaluating their work.

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