New methods needed

The challenge of inter-disciplinarity

  • Linguistics students may become tomorrow's vocabulary resource managers
  • History students may become tomorrow's digital archivists
  • History of art students may create tomorrow's Web museums, etc.
Students need more than new learning media, they also need new scientific methods  integrated into pedagogical methods

"We'll take a textbook and put it on the web with a lot of animated GIFs" - WRONG!  This is packaging old methods in new giftwrap.

How to go beyond giftwrapping? (L3D)

  • situated, active learning
  • computing suited to specific discipline
... what kind of tools do we need for this?