sábado, 18 de febrero de 2017


Hello everyone!! after being a while without making any entries on my blog, today I'm back! And I will do it by defining the subject in which I am working on my school. You will say that it is a rare way to launch the blog again but it's interesting to know that truly there is no specific definition for the digital humanities, although wikipedia's one is very complet and understanding, there's lots of definitions but which one is the correct?

So, I'm going to make my own definition compiling all the definitions I found on internet. But first I'm going to give some examples that are on the net:

Home of the Human Experience: [1] "The digital humanities at Stanford sit at the crossroads of computer science and the humanities. Since the 1980’s, a wide range of computational tools have enabled humanities scholars to conduct research at a scale once thought impossible." 
Wikipedia: [2] "Digital humanities (DH) is an area of scholarly activity at the intersection of computing or digital technologies and the disciplines of the humanities. It can be defined as new ways of doing scholarship that involve collaborative, transdisciplinary, and computationally engaged research, teaching, and publishing."
Oxford dictionary: [3] "(treated as singular or plural) An academic field concerned with the application of computational tools and methods to traditional humanities disciplines such as literature, history, and philosophy."

My definition: Is an area usually worked on schools, in which the humanities and computers are involved in researching, creating or teaching any subject.

[1] Anonymous, Home of the Human Experience, [website], http://shc.stanford.edu/digital-humanities#top, (accessed 18 February 2017).

[2] Anonymous, Wikipedia, [website], https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_humanities, (accessed 18 February 2017).

[3] Anonymous, Oxford Living Dictionarieshttps://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/digital_humanities, (accessed 18 February 2017).

domingo, 18 de diciembre de 2016

Post-truth and school system

According to the dictionary's website, post-truth is "an adjective defined as 'relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.' " 

If we take this concept to our topic, we could put an example with public and private schools.  Most people think that education in a private school is better than in a public, but are they right?

Let's start for what people says: most of the people thinks that the public schools are worse than the private ones in different aspects, such as the quality of teaching, the attitude of teachers, and more things. Also, they think that students who study in private schools have better academic results than those who study in public schools. Well, as I said before, that's what people think, but, are they wrong or is it true? Let's see if they are correct.

If we search information about what are public and private school we can found that:
   Public colleges: The public education understands the education that is given in centers supported by public funds. It includes a control of the curriculum and of the requirements of admission of the teachers or teachers on the part of the administration. All the countries support a system of public education to guarantee the access to the obligatory education, at least in the levels of primary education, though not always the offer is sufficient to assure that all the children could be enrolled in school. The public education can be mixed or differentiated for sexes according to the country, but it cannot stop registering children for ethnic, economic or social motives.

   Private colleges: Education or private education is the education that, unlike the public education (directed by public institutions), takes place in an educational institution directed by means of the private initiative. These colleges are habitually of payment, but in some educational systems the private education also can be, in some cases, total or partially subsidized with public funds, since it happens in the so called compound school. In other cases, there includes the possibility of access to certain number students with economic insufficient resources by means of some system of scholarships.

So knowing this information, we can see that the thoughts of many people are wrong. The two types of schools are right in all aspects:
1.  That the teachers are paid for the condition and not for the families of the students it does not mean that they are better or not teaching.

2.  That the students do not have to pay does not mean that the quality of education is worse.

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viernes, 11 de noviembre de 2016

Ngram Viewer

I've created this graphic in Ngram Viewer, it's used to find one word in all the books digitized by Google and see when that word appears in this books. A you can see, I've searched 3 words about my research topic: EDUCATION, SCHOOL and EDUCATION SYSTEM. I was really surprised about that last word, I thought it will be the most common but in fact, it's the least. On the other hand, education and school are more frequent as we can see in the graphic. I'll investigate why education system seems less interesting than school and education because I think it's the most important but maybe I'm incorrect.