Sunday, April 1, 2007
With his bachelor’s degree from Princeton, his master’s from Harvard, his doctorate from Yale, as co-author of Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web, and as an inaugural recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies’ Digital Innovation Fellowship, maybe, just maybe, blogging professor Dan Cohen (pictured right with his favorite students) knows what he is talking about. Cohen’s blog, brilliantly titled Dan Cohen, features a plethora of useful information on blogs and digital journalism.
Cohen, who is a professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University in Virginia, and who is the Director of Research Projects at the Center for History and New Media, has been posting on this blog for over a year. Throughout this time Cohen has created a user guide, “Creating a Blog from Scratch” that features eight parts that allows for even the most hopeless bloggers to get up and posting (Part 1 example). Cohen also spends time introducing new websites and podcasts like Zotero and Digital Campus. Digital Campus is a biweekly discussion of how digital media and technology are affecting learning and teaching at universities. Zotero (Cohen was a part of the start up team), a new website that was launched in October, will “enable vastly simplified citation management, note taking, and advanced scholarly research right within the Firefox browser,” said Cohen in a blog post.
With his credentials, the way his blog perfectly coincides with Digital Journalism here at USF, and the useful tips, Cohen’s blog is a great point of reference for those who are digitally savvy and for those who are just beginning to learn…definitely feevy worthy.