South African History Online's Education Programme.

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dc.contributor.author Jardine, Varushka
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-03T07:31:27Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-03T07:31:27Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Jardine, V. 2011. South African History Online's Education Programme. Yesterday & today, 6:79-84, Oct. [http://www.sashtw.org.za/index2.htm] [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/5126] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2223-0386
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/6724
dc.description.abstract This paper outlines South African History Online as a NGO that focuses on the enhancement of history especially at school level. The advent of digital and social media platforms has changed the way scholars learn and the way they perceive their world. The book, paper and journals should no longer provide the exclusive model for historical knowledge to be passed on. With this in mind, SAHO has developed a comprehensive online programme that focuses on the current curriculum as laid out by the Department of Education. The development of this website into an online classroom will assist both teachers and learners. Learners should be exposed to the wonders of digitisation and have the advantage of viewing primary source documents in their classrooms. This turns a normal classroom into a virtual archive making the learners instant historians who can now investigate their own case studies. Teachers have the opportunity of telling stories in new ways and in different means, and can use various materials from SAHO’s online media and library section to give the learners the opportunity to relive the story. SAHO has various projects such as the development of the online curriculum material and aids for history from Grades 4 to 12. The aim is to build up this project into a comprehensive online encyclopaedia. An Arts and Culture classroom will soon be developed in a similar format. SAHO’s teacher outreach programme, online support and e-learning focuses on the development of an online forum for both teachers and learners. Other campaigns include the ‘history matters’ campaign which is aimed at increasing interest in history at school and tertiary level. Monitoring and evaluating SAHO’s classroom support will be done through counters on the web pages. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University en_US
dc.subject South African History en_US
dc.subject Online en_US
dc.subject Curriculum development en_US
dc.subject Largest South African history website en_US
dc.subject Strengthening history teaching en_US
dc.subject Curriculum material en_US
dc.subject Online resources en_US
dc.subject Active learning en_US
dc.subject Digitisation en_US
dc.title South African History Online's Education Programme. en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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