Landmarks in the use of C&IT in archaeology education in the UK

Over the past two decades the higher education funding councils have invested extensively to improve on the use of C&IT in university teaching. Some of the more influential projects (recent and current) are:

Archaeology Data Service - the ADS should be well known to readers of this journal. Alongside serving as a major digital archive for archaeology in the UK, it provides a lot of training and advice, both for research and for using digital datasets in teaching.

Learning and Teaching Support Network Centre for History, Classics and Archaeology - a network of LTSN centres was established in 2000 to provide support for higher education teaching in the UK. These replaced the network of CTI centres (Computers in Teaching Initiative) that were set up in the 1980s and 1990s. The CTI centres were devoted to promoting the use of C&IT in education, whereas the LTSN centres have a wider brief, covering all areas of teaching, learning and assessment.

TLTP courseware - the Teaching and Learning Technology Programme ran for more than 10 years, and provided funding for the creation of, and research into, the use of multimedia teaching resources for a range of subject areas. For archaeology, 13 tutorials were written, and have been used by many departments in the UK. These were written in the early to mid 1990s.

Humbul Humanities Hub - Humbul is a gateway to Internet resources, established for the UK higher education community. All resources are selected by subject specialists, and Humbul includes listings for archaeology.

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