oa Alternation - Menssink on Trial: An Eighteenth-century Court Case and a Multimedia Tutorial

Volume 9, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



In 1997, the Andrew B. Mellon Foundation funded a pilot project in humanities courseware development at the University of Cape Town (OCT) under the direction of Professor Martin Hall. The pilot project, which has now received further support, was called the Multimedia Education Group (MEG). One of our first projects (the Isiseko Referencing Project) was a set of two tutorial-length multimedia packages that introduced first-year students of varying preparedness to the concept of evidence and referencing within the disciplines of English and History. As courseware developer for History and related disciplines, I was tasked to find a case study for the first History tutorial that would introduce students to the notion of historical sources and analytical perspective as a precursor to discussions about the importance of referencing those sources.

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