Website Comparison Project (15%)

Students will submit and present a 5-10 pp. comparison of two to three history web sites on a similar topic, comparing the aims, audience, search tools and capabilities, the manner in which documents are displayed, and your confidence in the transcriptions/images and surrounding material. These reports will be mounted on the site and presented during one of the class sessions.

1) Choose a website on a historical topic or issue of interest to you, so that you have the skills to evaluate both the experience of using and designing the site and the historical content offered. Sites should be designed for users high-school level or older. Please submit the topic and sites to the instructor at least a week ahead of your presentation for approval.

2) Select a session and a slot and type your name and the subject of the websites and/or the names of the websites selected. First come, first served. Please do not duplicate a topic or site that someone else has already chosen.

3) Once you have presented your analysis, create a wiki page with your report (adding any clarifications that arise during the presentation). See example [http://historynewmedia.wikidot.com/website-titanic]). This need not be mounted until after you make your class presentation, but must be mounted by April 30.

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Example Cathy Moran Hajo The Sinking of the Titanic website-titanic
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