The internet has changed the way people interact. In today’s society the development of networks and communities are an essential part of promoting ideas.
This brings to mind an important question:
Why don’t more history lecturers write regular blogs?
Here’s my thoughts:
1. They don’t realise the power of the internet.
2. They are intimidated by the technology.
3. They are unaware of the technology and its latent power.
If lectures are aware of the technology and it’s power, then maybe it’s one of these reasons:
1. They are worried that by blogging their ideas they will give away precious information.
2. The idea of opening themselves to unlimited interaction is intimidating.
3. They simply have nothing to say.
Whatever the reason, the situation needs to change. If History is to develop and more forward, universities need to recognise that an information revolution has occurred. Introducing a few online courses isn’t enough. They need to develop interactive networks and open ended networks.